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Subject: Re: mini fusors
Date: Oct 28, 12:21 pm
Poster: Al

On Oct 28, 12:21 pm, Al wrote:

>>I am still on the drawing board wrestling with inital parameters, eg 1 inch or 2 inch dia sphere and a 1-2 mm grid??.
>Darn I was hoping for a large buckyball
>grid and few H atoms in the center.

>Mixed units here, do you want your fusor
>to crash into Mars?
All kidding aside how do you plan
>to make the grid. With a diameter under 1/4"
>that is bit too small for a wire grid.
>The only way I can see would be to etch
>a very tiny metalic shell into a grid shape.

Dear Ben,

I plan on electro forming a number of grid using nickel on a wax pattern. I'm not sure how quickly they will burn out as handling the heat at these dimesions may be the lower limit for this type of a device.

>>I hope to use only cryo pumping.
>>I would welcome more suggestions.
>It looks to be a very nice little fusor.