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Subject: Re: Double-pulsing a fusor
Date: Nov 01, 08:42 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On Nov 01, 08:42 am, Richard Hull wrote:

>Might be usefull to double-pulse a fusor. The first pulse, low voltage/high current, is designed to pre-ionize and blast gas or evacuate the fusor core area.
>The second pulse, high voltage/current, gets the multiple well & resonant modes excited.
>The advantage would be better ballistic or cold plasma, rather than thermal-hot plasma. Comments?


Nice idea Scott! Timimg and duty cyccle would crucial, of course, and would be totally determined by geometries and pressures. Worth a try for those with the ability and capability to do such high level switchng tricks. I am still playing with continuous mode, fiddling with the lab infrastructure and hoping to makeup Fusor IV soon.

Lotsa' ideas - little time or money to check most out at the amateur level. Nonetheless, someone might check it out.

Richard Hull