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Subject: Re: Pulsed fusor
Date: Oct 13, 11:47 am
Poster: Jim Lux

On Oct 13, 11:47 am, Jim Lux wrote:

> Good valves, seals and some feedback loops under computer control are needed for ultra-stable operation.
>Richard Hull

It seems that a profitable area for some support equipment experimentation might be in measuring the I/V characteristics in real time. Perhaps by measuring the voltage drop, one could indirectly measure pressure and either control voltage or a leak valve accordingly. Likewise, in a clever system, you could pulse at a high rate, and during the "off" times you could bias for particle detection by ionization (probably in proportional region, not geiger plateau), much as Richard found when looking for T?

Richard, you have commented on the "twiddling" required to get the fusor stable. Any ideas on what the instabilities are? or is it just an inherently random process with a lot of gain.