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Subject: Re: Deuterium Tritium
Date: Sep 26, 9:44 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Sep 26, 9:44 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>I am working on a Fusor project and would like to locate a source of Deuterium. Where could I get some?

Any good welding shop can order the D2 for you! They will normal get it from Mathey or Spectra Gases. purity is not an issue at all. Though almost all of the D2 gas sold is over 99% pure. RH

>Also, How can I locate a Neutron Detector of some sort.


This has been posted on a lot in the past posts here. If you can't afford the $3800.00 new price for most simple neutron counters. (most good ones are over $5000.00) You will have to get one surplus. Good used units can be had for as little as $1000.00 from reputable used nuclear metrology dealers.

E-bay on very rare occasions has one offered for sale in totally unknown condition with no warranty implied or offered. They normally end up in the $500 range for a maybe good maybe bad unit of ancient vintage.

The only other alternative is to make your own. (see past posts)

Richard Hull