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Subject: Re: Watch those instruments!
Date: Apr 09, 9:54 pm
Poster: IJV

On Apr 09, 9:54 pm, IJV wrote:

>>Thanks, just wanted to be clear on that point.
>>How big would you estimate the central fusion region to be?
>The central fusion region is certainly no bigger than the inner grid diameter and probably a good deal less. I work from the geometric center of that region (always the center of the fusor) to the center of volume of the BF3 tube to get my distance (fusor to instrument sensor).

I would imagine that it would be much smaller than the inner grid diameter, possibly restricted to the small central knot you have reported seeing when the fusor is fusing.

What I was interested in doing is tying your reported neutron rate to a graph of fusion reactivies expressed as MeV-cm3/s vs the IEF well depth in kV