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by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: More cheap turbo pumps on eBay
Replies: 21
Views: 6561

Re: More cheap turbo pumps on eBay

<t>I've an NT20 controller, no idea if it works or not. Is there any way I can test it without connecting it to a pump?<br/> <br/> It looks ok inside (no obvious burnt out components)<br/> <br/> I've not done any reaearch yet to find out what pumps it is compatible with.<br/> <br/> If it is dead and...
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: ITER back in jeopardy - again....
Replies: 8
Views: 3472

Re: ITER back in jeopardy - again....

<t>Regardless of whether or not we believe ITER will achieve ten times unity (500MW output for 50MW input) we are all interested in what they are doing.<br/> <br/> Some contributors here may consider it a waste of their (taxpayers) money, others here work for ITER subcontractors.<br/> <br/> Regardle...
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.

<r>Thanks again for the advice, Doug.<br/> <br/> I do read Cliff's posts with great interest. I've also been following Carl's present thread with interest and have read a lot of other threads on this subject.<br/> <br/> While I appreciate that around 500W is generally sufficient for the average fuso...
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: First Neutrons!
Replies: 18
Views: 3835

Re: First Neutrons!

Pyroelectric fusion is a new one on me Steve. Thanks for bringing it up.

Chad's fusor is still a record breaker, though.
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.

<t>Thanks for the tips and encouragment John.<br/> <br/> The main point of this is to learn. Also to build a power supply suitable for the modified fusor that I'm building. (I've described my ideas on this elsewhere)<br/> <br/> It will be a modular design, I'm starting with a 300W dc supply for the ...
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: First Neutrons!
Replies: 18
Views: 3835

Re: First Neutrons!

<t>Very impressive, Chad. It is tiny. Quite an accomplishment.<br/> <br/> It's good to see devices that are different to the normal 6 inch diameter or 't' standard.<br/> <br/> Steve, cranking up the volts on a device this small is not that straightforward.due to the obvious limitations on the size o...
by Linda Haile
Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:03 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

Re: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.

How much power will that circuit handle Doug?

I'm looking for around 3kW for my fusor design.
by Linda Haile
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.
Replies: 6
Views: 3316

DIY HV Power Supply for Fusor. An Experimental Approach.

<t>This thread is basically continuing from the 'Signal Generator Problems' thread, as these problems have now been resolved.<br/> <br/> The idea here is to develop a HV power supply for a fusor which is as simple as possible.<br/> <br/> The power supply is basically divided into three parts, the si...
by Linda Haile
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Overcoming the obstacles to achieving unity- removal of He3 nuclei.
Replies: 34
Views: 8505

Re: Overcoming the obstacles to achieving unity- removal of He3 nuclei.

<r>Walter, I think (again, if I remember correctly) that the current muon catalyzed fusion experiments use liquid deuterium/tritium.<br/> <br/> Your comments about introducing hydrocarbons into a fusor and bombarding with protons will require a synchotron to accelerate the protons to the required en...
by Linda Haile
Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Overcoming the obstacles to achieving unity- removal of He3 nuclei.
Replies: 34
Views: 8505

Re: Overcoming the obstacles to achieving unity- removal of He3 nuclei.

<t>Walter, firstly protons are hydrogen nuclei, not alpha particles (helium nuclei)<br/> <br/> Secondly, pions are produced by firing very high energy protons through a 10mm piece of carbon in an ultra high vacuum and only 10%, if I remember correctly, spall pions, which decay into muons. The rest g...