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Subject: Re: Resonant RF in the fusor?
Date: Jul 28, 2:51 pm
Poster: Mark Sloan

On Jul 28, 2:51 pm, Mark Sloan wrote:

If RF was fed to a fusor at the cavity resonant frequency, I wonder if there would be any way to arrange things so the central plasmoid spherically oscillates at the same resonant frequency and could be "pumped" to fusion energy levels. I don't know enough about EM theory to know it's impossible.

I understand a normal kitchen microwave oven has a frequency of 2,450 MHz at 600 to 1000 watts. With a speed of light of 3X 10E10 cm/s, that gives a wavelength of 12cm or about 4.8 inches.

Of course, adding a kilowatt of RF only adds to the list of high voltage and explosive hazards with this hobby, so be sure you understand how the RF may radiate if you start taking apart microwave ovens and adding them to your fusor.