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Subject: Re: Dispenser Cathode & Anode Ionizer?
Date: Jun 07, 10:53 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Jun 07, 10:53 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>>Thus, we had a trapped cloud of high speed electrons making deuterons from the deuterium gas collisions just where they were needed. That is, out near the shell of the chamber allowing the bulk of them to infall for full energy gain to the inner grid region.
>>Very, very ingenious.
>So they were using these other elements to create the same electron effect as a 3.3 meter fusor while keeping the paths of the deuterons only in the 4" range.

You bet! This was the real beuaty of the Hirsch-Meeks "sub team" within the Farnsworth fusor effort. They really clicked. With Hirsch's ebulent youthful Phd "go get em' " mentality and Meek's superb hands and practical skills, they made it happen.

Numbers of Neuts to this day are not really all that much better than this final and simpler superb effort of the Farnsworth group.

Richard Hull