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Subject: Re: There be neutrons!
Date: Feb 23, 00:49 am
Poster: Ely Silk

On Feb 23, 00:49 am, Ely Silk wrote:

>It might only be 5000 neuts/second, but it is an honest count and 10E4 is just around the bend. Not bad for a 1 year total effort and two interim fusors.
>I am close to the limit for the design of this unit (25KV) and have to play with current and D2 pressure from here on to improve the system. I really hope to hit 10E4 with this thing before starting on fusor IV!

>Richard Hull

I am still amazed that your vacuum system held to 3 microns or so for 4 days after being valved off but the neutron generation is really great news!

Hopefully there will be details forthcoming somewhere (vido tape maybe?) regarding your power supply, counting techniques, etc. etc. Soon you will be able to activate some elements for gamma ray spectroscopy!!!

Ely Silk