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Subject: Circulation
Date: Nov 01, 7:21 pm
Poster: Nathan K.

On Nov 01, 7:21 pm, Nathan K. wrote:

Has anyone ever thought of reducing the background gas pressure to increase circulation and therefore reaction rates while the a fusor is in operations?

I know this has been brought up once before, but why can't someone make a simple ion gun to pre-ionize the fuel and inject it with minimum neutrals?
I mean it's not like you are trying to drive the reactions with it, just decrease neutrals and inject the fuel in a precondition state.

Hell, if we are making fusors I think a simple pre-ionizer should be no more difficult.

Actually, I was thinking, if you make the smallest possible grid that can still do the job and will last just long enough, you could reduce strikes against the grid and increase circulation further and if for just a few minutes, you might just get to higher reaction rates.

Just some ideas.