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by Scott Moroch
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: From confinement, to jet mode, and star mode
Replies: 7
Views: 1319

Re: From confinement, to jet mode, and star mode

The above simulation in SIMION clearly demonstrates the formation of star-mode. Only particular ions will be captured in stable, oscillatory orbits in an IEC device. Most are lost by collisions with the inner or outer grid.

Scott Moroch
by Scott Moroch
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Abstracts posted for 20th US-Japan IECF Workshop
Replies: 6
Views: 1877

Re: Abstracts posted for 20th US-Japan IECF Workshop

Thanks for the information, Dan. I had absolutely no idea this was happening at my university. I will have to see if it is possible for me to sit in on some of the talks as the conference is a 5 minute walk from where I live. Very interesting abstracts.

by Scott Moroch
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Reassembled
Replies: 3
Views: 1049

Fusor Reassembled

After about 2 years of my fusor sitting disassembled in my basement, I finally had an opportunity to reassemble it. I have upgraded the high voltage feedthrough and am now using a turbo pump. Base pressure is now 5E-7 Torr. Here are pictures of the first plasmas with it. More runs up to 80kV are pla...
by Scott Moroch
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Advanced Technical Discussion Area
Topic: Fusor Simulation
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Fusor Simulation

Occasionally I find time to use SIMION, an ion optics software, to conduct simulations of an IEC Fusor. Keep in mind that the simulation attached is far from the full picture as the ions are moving in a perfect vacuum. However, the ion "micro-channels" (star-mode) are very clearly visible. As you wi...
by Scott Moroch
Sun May 27, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: MATER-1
Replies: 10
Views: 2879


Thank you all for your kind responses. Richard, please feel free to enter the team into the Neutron Club. However, please do not list us as a University of Maryland team as the project has no affiliation with the university and is a completely separate/amateur effort. I have made a short video which...
by Scott Moroch
Tue May 01, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: MATER-1
Replies: 10
Views: 2879


The following post depicts MATER-1: Massive Amateur Test Electrostatic Reactor Version 1. This fusor was constructed over the past year by myself, Timothy Koeth, Jay Howson, and Jimbo Krutzler. All of the equipment seen in this project was acquired through surplus sources. System: Vacuum: The vacuum...
by Scott Moroch
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:30 am
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Stainless steel pipe chamber
Replies: 39
Views: 7935

Re: Stainless steel pipe chamber

Chris, Awesome cyclotron and great work! I too have been working on a personal cyclotron but it has been put on hold as I am involved in other projects. Tim Koeth (the builder of the Rutgers Cyclotron) is a very close mentor of mine and I work with him on a daily basis. His cyclotron is now at the U...
by Scott Moroch
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Use of Swagelok needle valves
Replies: 24
Views: 4629

Re: Use of Swagelok needle valves

Jackson, If you have actually acquired Helium-3 gas and are working towards the D+3He reaction, my suggestion would be to use two 0-10 sccm Mass Flow Controllers (as some have suggested). Operating with two gases in a fusor will be hard without the proper gas flow control, especially when one of the...
by Scott Moroch
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt
Replies: 15
Views: 4660

Re: Fusion Claim - Jackson Oswalt

I am concerned about the x-rays you are exposing yourself to during these runs. You appear to have shielding in front of the entire fusor, with the exception of the viewport. As the viewport is by far the most transparent to x-rays, I am curious as to why that was not shielded as well. It is very ea...
by Scott Moroch
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: New User Chat Area
Topic: Cooling diffusion pump
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Re: Cooling diffusion pump

For an air-cooled diffusion pump a computer fan or a fan that you would use in your house is insufficient. You need a fan blower as it can truly push air across the cooling fins. I have attached a picture of what it should look like. They can be found on ebay for reasonable prices.

-Scott Moroch