FAQ - I have neutrons!! - training example

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FAQ - I have neutrons!! - training example

Post by Richard Hull » Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:19 pm

The following is an example of what a claimant must post to verify his claim to fusion and admission into the neutron club. It must be posted in this forum for critical review.

This is in relation to a FAQ in, both, the administration and announcement forums on what you need to claim fusion and join the neutron club. Please refer to this for more data.

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Wow! I am excited. I think I have done fusion with my fusor setup. You have all followed my work of late and now I present my claim and wish to be admitted into the neutron club.

I have taken over two years to do all of this since I am a janitor at a local school and haven't had the money or time that some here seem to have. Thanks to Mr. Willis and Mr. Rosentstiel and Mr. Hull for the extra help on the side in private e-mails and in obtaining some hard to get stuff. Also special thanks to Mr. Hester for helping me over some of the electronic hurdles that baffled me. All you folks on the fusor list are the reason I was successful and kept at the effort. Thanks one and all.

I attach the three required images.

1. My entire fusion setup with me in the image. you will note my neutron detector in the large red moderator that contains a 3He tube with instrumentation in the rack. (shown earlier in Radiation detection forum) The second picture shows my deuterium gas cylinder and gauges. It was staged and shows me at the controls and my neighbor Billy Bob Williams (he restores old cars and helped me with my welding and machining). We weren't running the fusor here as he is leaning up against the wall and would be irradiated if I were running it. Billy gets credit here too for his asistance. He didn't want any money, so I got him a case of his favorite beer and some cigars.

2. My fusion plasma image. It is a decent star, I think. Interestingly, it later faded to just a tiny pin point with very weak rays.

3. My bubble detector image

My report:

The running voltage averaged 40kv over the 10 minute collection period
My current varied from about 12ma to 8ma over the period, but averaged 10ma.
The pressure on this last 10 minute run was ~11 microns.
The 3He detector collected 492,600 counts over the 10 minute run period or 49,260 cpm. A background count taken for 10 minutes prior to fusion run was 5.6 cpm and another taken after the fusion run was 6.1 cpm.
The bubble detector recorded zero bubbles in 10 minutes as background and 36 bubbles, as seen in the image, following the fusion run. My binned calibration noted on the bubble detector is 30 bubbles/mrem.

I hope to do some more runs this weekend.

Are there any questions for me on this?

Thanks

Melvin Emil Farquarson

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Melvins next follow up post after the wekend subitted on Tuesday

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Hey guys, as promised here is the report on my homemade neutron counter using my 3 He tube. it is often mentioned in the forums
as an acid test of a good electronic neutron detection.

First run Neutron tube in moderator 10 inches from fusor 38kv @ 8-10ma (variable) 8microns D2 3 minute run, total counts 68,475 counts.
Second fusion run with naked 3He tube at 10 inches from fusor 38kv @ 7-11ma(variable) 8 microns D2 3 minute run total counts 503 counts

Note moderator moved 6 feet away, but a wood partition 1 foot from the tube and the tube laying on a wood shelf.

Thanks

Melvin Emil Farquarson

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***************** Comments on Melvin's claimant runs above *****************

The above example is a sterling example of what is needed to be admitted into the neutron club. Notice the claimant referenced past postings and images he has submitted along his road to fusion, thus all members have a memory and history of his efforts up to this point.

Most interesting is the tube in - Tube out fusion runs. In theory, the naked tube should have zero or near zero counts in the fusor's blast of real neutrons and x-rays hitting it. However, he notes the big wood partition and the tube placed on the wood shelf, (a good yet inefficient moderator in this case). This makes possible the non-zero naked tube run counts...(thermal scattering) and detection. The monstrous differential in counts immediately tells us he has done fusion. His electronics and his tube are truly detecting and counting neutrons and only neutrons plus perhaps 10 or more cosmic rays during those 3 minutes.

Lone wolf reclusive, non-sharing types need not apply without a history of posting. No one bursts onto this site like a flaming meteor with a claim.





Attribution to images and people in this little "docu-drama"
Images #1 and #2 taken by Ashley Sanns with Hull's camera at one of his HEAS conferences.
Images 3 and 4 taken by Richard Hull
Melvin Emil Farquarson played by Richard Hull
Billy Bob Williams played by Carl Willis
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Re: FAQ - I have neutrons!! - training example

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:07 am

Pushed to top of listing Jan 2019

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Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
Retired now...Doing only what I want and not what I should...every day is a saturday.

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