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Subject: Sorption and ion pump
Date: Jun 11, 09:39 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On Jun 11, 09:39 am, Jim Lux wrote:

I took a look at the URL's that Richard put out here yesterday for the neutron generators from MFphysics. I see that they use a combination of a sorption pump for roughing and an ion/sputter to pull the rest of the way (I assume this is something like a Ti sub?). And, they use a hydride gas reservoir for the D (or DT).

So here's the question: How well would these pumps work for a fusor? I think the pressures in a fusor are substantially higher, so you might not even need the ion pump, just the sorption pump. Sure, LN2 is not as easy to get as electricy, but sorption pumps are nice and clean, quiet, etc.etc.