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by MarkS
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: CF vs KF flanges
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Re: CF vs KF flanges

<t>Hi Rob, I was in the same position that you are when I first started my fusor (in 2008). I had two jobs at the time. One for each of my loves, the fusor, and a girl @___@. You're right that KF (aka NW aka QF) is much cheaper than ConFlat, and that CF takes more work to use than KF. What I did and...
by MarkS
Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - I believe first neutrons.
Replies: 7
Views: 3494

Re: I believe first neutrons.

<t>Hi Tanner, I have been watching your progress including the silver activation, your first post regarding the BTI bubble detector, and of course this thread. I believe you have produced free neutrons from the fusion of deuterium with itself. SO...Congratulations! As Carl has already said, you shou...
by MarkS
Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:53 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Vacuum Pumps, can it be good AND cheap?
Replies: 14
Views: 4353

Re: Vacuum Pumps, can it be good AND cheap?

<t>Hey Rob, <br/> Any of the Welch DUO Seal pumps will be quite sufficient for you needs. A brand new single stage duo seal may actually be able to get you down secondary pump pressures (sub 100 micron). A brand new one is quite costly however. You're going to be better off with a 2 stage one. I per...
by MarkS
Fri May 14, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: North Korea Claims to Achieve Elusive Nuclear Fusion
Replies: 15
Views: 5798

Re: North Korea Claims to Achieve Elusive Nuclear Fusion

In the spirit of the of the thread...
It'd take 10^11 2.4MeV Neutrons to light up a 3V / 20mA LED, and running a really smoking fusor at 10^7 N/s for a few hours one could power an LED for a second or so!
by MarkS
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Turning metals transparent
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: Turning metals transparent

<t>Haha yes of course; the giant laser has to aligned prepped and fired, just to turn the lights on! <br/> <br/> But I was thinking in terms of a completely optical computer. Hasn't that been the crux of fiber optics? In the end the signal has to processed back into an electronic signal? Think of th...
by MarkS
Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Turning metals transparent
Replies: 8
Views: 4153

Re: Turning metals transparent

Possibly a starting point towards an all photo transistor?
by MarkS
Mon May 11, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: "STARFIRE" Sesselmann-Hendron Ion Source Published
Replies: 3
Views: 6145

Re: "STARFIRE" Sesselmann-Hendron Ion Source Published

As a note to others, the first few times I tried to read the patent, there was a server error. You may have to refresh a few times to actually get the link to work.
by MarkS
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Cathode? I don't need no stinking cathode!
Replies: 6
Views: 3761

Re: Cathode? I don't need no stinking cathode!

<t>Dan,<br/> Excellent work - especially on the cheapo pressure cooker fusor. <br/> <br/> Geo,<br/> Why bother with two power supplies? I think you could take a transformer, bridge the output, and connect the positive side of the bridge to the anode, and the negative to the cathode. Since the e-fiel...
by MarkS
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: names
Replies: 1
Views: 1532

Re: names

You have to go to "profile" in the top right, and change the info there.

Aside this request is posted here is in completely the wrong forum, and would have been appropriate in the "Administration and General Topics" forum.