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Subject: Re: Fusion detection
Date: Jan 01, 9:23 am
Poster: Richard Hester

On Jan 01, 9:23 am, Richard Hester wrote:

To all interested parties - I think the information on this detector might be located at http://www.tennelec.com. However, the server is not responding right now, probably beause a lot of folks are palpitating their systems, looking for Y2K-type heebejeebes. Try later...

BTW, this site was found using a simple search on Infoseek, starting with "Oxford", and fining down one level with "detector". Total time ~5 min. The web is powerful - use it....
Richard hester

>>This sounds very interesting, Mr. Ligon - can you tell us a little more? Folks who would like to demonstrate aneutronic fusion are especially interested.
>OK, found it. The device is something George Miley is using, outlined in a recent paper which is, at the moment, at work. It is a semiconductor proton detector, not a scintillator. Oxford type something-or-other, and I have been unable to locate the thing on the web so far, in a limited search. George did some very sharp collimation with it. It does go in the chamber, behind lead foil to reduce x-ray interference.