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Subject: Re: Pulsed fusor
Date: Oct 12, 2:02 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Oct 12, 2:02 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

>I would think a continuously biased system held at the edge of fusion energy would be the best choice for pulsed operation. This would make sure every thing is flowing in the right direction and the wells established. A good megawatt kick in the butt would really liven things up.

This would be like the "simmer" circuits used in high power flashtubes.. Just enough power to keep the gas ionized, but the current very low... Then dump the energy in...

Is the fusor a constant voltage device (i.e. small increase in voltage gives big increase in current) or does it have a more resistive characteristic? It looks like a glow discharge, which is notoriously negative resistance, but, the geometry is fairly unusual, so there may be other effects.