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Subject: Tour d'force
Date: Apr 28, 09:44 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Apr 28, 09:44 am, Richard Hull wrote:


If ever there was a bookmark, Gerald Morris' webpage is it!

Great going Gerald! You have done everyone on this list a big favor! I have printed and GBC bound the entire site as a reference piece. Thanks also for noting the fusor tape in you refs.
As you know I have been stainless steeled with fuosr III since December 98.

I have not delved deeply into Gerald's material, but can tell it is good stuff and well thought out. Unfortunately not all the pix came over and showed a question mark in the file box at the upper left. I hope this is not my system. Let me know if other have trouble with these as it may be at Gerald's end.

I thought of lost wax casting the grid system, I have a complete setup in my lab, but realized I would never get a grid system which would stand up to the heat. I figured if I had a way to melt the stuff, then the fusor would have it vaporized in seconds at high powers or during "runaway" events which are so common with low end vacuum setups. These occur when the emission of the grid at or near incandescense (electrons) can support huge currents on its own. With a fixed, non-current limited supply, this will vaporize a grid in seconds.

I'll probably comment more on this wonderful website as I dig into the material. Gerald can be very proud of the effort he has put into the project. Good luck at Rayheon.

Richard Hull