The start towards Fusion

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Jess Williams
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The start towards Fusion

Post by Jess Williams » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:10 pm

This is the plasma I created using an Edwards RV8, 2 MOT's one active and one as a inductive ballast to produce 2Kv @~250Ma. The inner grid is not the best but im on a budget using money I earned from landscaping over the summer, but the plasma is still there. During my 3rd test I accidentally started sputtering the copper and coated my aluminum and glass jar in a thin coating of copper. I would like to be added to the plasma club, and if anyone could point me in the direction of ways to obtain grants thanks would be an understatement. Fusion is the goal, plasma is the first step. (Also note in the photos with the more purple color my saulder melted and made one of the wires tip over.) I am already working on a better inner grid that is a little less ghetto and can actually hold a plasma concentration within it. Thank you.

Dan Knapp
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Re: The start towards Fusion

Post by Dan Knapp » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:21 pm

Jess, I commend you on your creativity, but I must admonish you that you created a significant safety hazard. Any glass vacuum chamber carries some risk, but that glass jar is totally unsuited for vacuum use, especially with plasma inside. Even a glass vessel designed for vacuum use should have a safety shield around it. Trash the glass jar immediately, and consider yourself lucky that you survived the experiment without injury.

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