Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

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Enzo Carter
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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Enzo Carter » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:45 am

Thanks so much for letting me in the club, it means so much to me, I just want to say thanks and that I will be a contributor to the forum.

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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:59 am

We look forward to future reports on improved operations.

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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Dennis P Brown » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:24 am

Congratulations and great work! Hope you expand your efforts and continue posting here.

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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Eduardo_Machado » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:46 pm

Hello Enzo,

Congratulations on your work!

Eduardo

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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Bruce Meagher » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:13 pm

Congratulations Enzo! It’s great seeing you working closely with your dad to create and run some cool science experiments.

I believe you are the first person to use the GS Neutron detector to claim fusion. It seemed like you went through some issues, and it would be a good separate post to describe your trials and tribulations. Was lead shielding really necessary? The counting went down by two orders of magnitude when you moved and shielded the detector, but from the pictures it wasn't apparent the distance was all that different. I know you changed the grid, but I’m skeptical this would make orders of magnitude difference. Countless others have had issues with noise on their detectors. Was this a factor with yours? For others who might try to use this detector it would be great to share your experience.

I hope you continue to run experiments with your fusor and post your findings.

Bruce

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Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Post by Enzo Carter » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:02 pm

On the GS Neutron detector. We think the shielding was not necessary. But at one point we were getting a lot of noise and needed the shielding. The loose ground on the tube was probably the cause. The GS Neutron is a "sealed" unit, but we disesambled it to do the moderator , no moderator test. This banged the tube around and the ground got lose. The loose ground made it false on xrays. I just hand tightend up the ground and it was fine.
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careful hand tightning the tube when biased at 500 volts. tingle tingle

As soon as we make the new pulse ark welder we will make a nice 2D cathode. A 3D cathode in a 2D environment is not as good.

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