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Subject: Re: Deuterium Tritium
Date: Sep 26, 11:59 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On Sep 26, 11:59 am, Jim Lux wrote:

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

The local welding,etc. gas supplier can get it around here. You have to special order it. Spectra Gases can also supply it, http://www.spectra-gases.com/

It's used in several grades, from very high purity (semiconductor fab) to moderate purity (used for lighting (i.e. deuterium lamps))..

I don't know what the impurities are, offhand, and whether they would affect the fusor operation, or what the cost differential is. Typically high purity costs a lot of money, and may be unnecessary. OTOH, if you are looking at the difference between $100 for the low grade and $150 for the high grade, you might as well get the good stuff.