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Subject: Fusor size
Date: Jun 23, 10:16 am
Poster: Nathan K.

On Jun 23, 10:16 am, Nathan K. wrote:

I've been reviewing the literature and pictures and other things and I don't think it is necessary to make a 1 ft, fusor to get good reactions. Actually for a better vacuum a smaller device would be ideal, maybe 6 inches or even 4 inches.

This would facilitate a lot of things while making others a little more difficult, but manageable.
It is a simple question, is there some real scientific reason why an amateur Fusor needs to be larger?

Engineering wise a smaller fusor seems possible just not as impresive to look at.

Nathan K.