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Subject: Voltage and Cross section
Date: Oct 01, 8:31 pm
Poster: Hector

On Oct 01, 8:31 pm, Hector wrote:

I was looking at the cross section of Deuterium and it seems to me that if you could just go higher in voltage in a fusor IEC, the reaction rate would increase.

For what I gather the problem with fusors is that dielectric break down occurs at about 40-50Kv. It would be interesting to see if anyone could find a way to go higher in voltage than this.
Pulsing is a simple solution but still steady state power would be interesting to explore.

I know that power supplies in these ratings are not the easiest to come by, but I thought I mention this little theory of mine.

Just ideas.