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Subject: Axial Fusor
Date: Jan 07, 5:16 pm
Poster: Pierce Nichols

On Jan 07, 5:16 pm, Pierce Nichols wrote:

I just got a copy of "Building Scientific Apparatus, 2nd Ed", and it has been quite interesting. The section on charged particle optics using electrostatic lenses has opened my thinking to axial fusor concepts, i.e. two or more particle beams focused on a single point. It is potentially more of a bear to build due to the need for small, high-current ion sources -- ones in the current range desired are fairly complicated. However, the vacuum rig can be smaller and less expensive than for a spherical fusor. Thoughts?