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Subject: Re: Interesting Pulsed Neutron Source
Date: Feb 07, 8:34 pm
Poster: Richard Hull

On Feb 07, 8:34 pm, Richard Hull wrote:

>I found an interesting site that gives an overview of "Amperian Electrodynamics" at http://www.df.lth.se/~snorkelf/Longitudinal/node1.html
>It includes a description of a pulsed Dueterated-Ammonia capillary explosion at 500J, 200KV that produces 10^9 Neutrons.
>Haven't some of the BBS members experimented with water-arc? Ever see any neutrons?

I am a co-author with Peter and Neal Graneau and George Hathaway in a peer reviewed paper to be published soon in a respceted plasma physics journal on water arc explosions which we all physically conducted in 1995-1996. (long weary road to publication.)

We never saw neutrons, but our neutron measurement technique left a lot to be desired. We have attributed the energy found to the breaking of tight chemical bond energy and not fusion. Other physicists who Peter knows claim capillary fusion, but I have not experimented with it yet.

I am a true believer in the Amperian electrodynamics of Ampere and Neumann. I have been associated with Peter for a few years and we talked just the other day.

More grist for yet another mill.....

Richard Hull