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by Conrad Farnsworth
Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - First neutrons from worlds smallest Fusor!
Replies: 18
Views: 5644

Re: First neutrons from worlds smallest Fusor!

<t>Tanner, <br/> <br/> While I am not here to comment on your moral and/or intellectual character, it is important that you see past the way people can be anal. "Good" science lies within peer review. I would definitely appreciate a video walk through addressing your systems in full. My largest conc...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun
Replies: 9
Views: 6087

Re: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun UPDATE!

<t>Image Descriptions:<br/> <br/> 1) Grounded Inner grid extremely high pressure, ion gun on einzel lens off.<br/> 2-6) High pressures and the effects the einzel lens had on the plasma. (4-6) are at a different pressure.<br/> (7-12) taken at a different viewport position and the inner grid had been ...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:59 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun
Replies: 9
Views: 6087

Einze-lens-'tractor-gun UPDATE!

<t>I'd like to start off saying it's good to be back <br/> <br/> It seems as though I've opened up Pandora's box with this apparatus I've created. There are several mysteries and problems that came with it, but overall I'd say with some more testing the kinks can be ironed out. <br/> <br/> The probl...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:32 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Limited budget. Is this a good way to acquire money?
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

Re: Limited budget. Is this a good way to acquire money?

<t>Ryan, <br/> <br/> I would personally recommend raising your own funds. Doing this gives the project value. Knowing that you worked those 12 and 14 hour days for to fund a project that you have a passion for is really something else. Plus, this gives your work a sense of purpose. A specific idea f...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:38 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY Viewport - Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4954

Re: DIY Viewport - Photos

<t>Jake, <br/> <br/> Very well done! I used a McMaster Carr O-Ring on my demo fusor and got away just fine! I few steps behind you! I will have to give this a shot if my viewport breaks! I wasn't so sure that your choice of sacrificial glass adhesive (RTV) was a good idea, but apparently it's not ou...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:35 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Mentor
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Re: Mentor

Welcome to the forums Justin! I sent you a friend request on facebook (and it also appears Will has as well) I'd be more than happy to "remote mentor" from Wyoming.

-Conrad
by Conrad Farnsworth
Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun
Replies: 9
Views: 6087

Re: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun

<t>Dennis and Doug, <br/> <br/> Thanks for the reply! If there was an area where I shot myself in the foot then it was probably with the washers. Either way it will be a learning experience. The distance I have to work with is about 6" to a foot if I recall correctly. I'll do some more reading on th...
by Conrad Farnsworth
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun
Replies: 9
Views: 6087

Re: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun

Steven,

Thanks for the kind words! I considered using simion for the simulation but didn't want to spend $2000. I have considered possion superfish but never made the time to sort through the logistics of it.

Sincerely

-Conrad
by Conrad Farnsworth
Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Einze-lens-'tractor-gun
Replies: 9
Views: 6087

Einze-lens-'tractor-gun

<t>These past few months, off and on, I've been designing and fabricating an ion gun with a built in einzel lens/extractor electrode (hence the name). I would like to present the nearly final, sans JB Weld, first fabrication to the community for criticism. I designed this gun knowing virtually nothi...