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by Jim Kovalchick
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Multi Cylinder Cathode Fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Multi Cylinder Cathode Fusor

Looks like you made an Einzel lens. How did you determine the spacing?
by Jim Kovalchick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Cube fusor build
Replies: 57
Views: 8375

Re: Cube fusor build

Someone needs to spend the gazillion dollars to buy a neutron camera to 'see' the tomography.
by Jim Kovalchick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Cube fusor build
Replies: 57
Views: 8375

Re: Cube fusor build

Frank, I am curious about your postulation that a finite supply non D is knocked off the walls and poisons the plasma early in chamber conditioning as an explanation for what others perceive as wall loading for target fusion events. I personally think that loading happens on the grid and is why grid...
by Jim Kovalchick
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Planet of the humans back up on you tube.
Replies: 8
Views: 696

Re: Planet of the humans back up on you tube.

In closed environments, when static equilibrium is exceeded, there are multiple killers. I doubt energy is the one that gets us. Food is often a killer, but humans will figure that one out. Disease is another killer, and I believe it will be the one that corrects or eliminates our population. . Rega...
by Jim Kovalchick
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Fusor Update - Liam David
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Fusor Update - Liam David

Liam, Your work is inspiring. Well done. My fusor really hits a wall when it heats up. I think the ideal solution would be a water jacket as opposed to coils because the coil contact with the chamber can only be so good. I am not sure yet how I would do a jacket yet but water directly on the chamber...
by Jim Kovalchick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Jim Kovalchick -My attempt at smaller fusor
Replies: 90
Views: 10932

Re: Jim Kovalchick -My attempt at smaller fusor

Dennis,
If I pushed 1200 W into my fusor for very long, something would fail. I usually run around 400 W.

Jim K
by Jim Kovalchick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Jim Kovalchick -My attempt at smaller fusor
Replies: 90
Views: 10932

Re: Jim Kovalchick -My attempt at smaller fusor

Yesterday, I pulled the outer layer of lead off my fusor while I looked for a vacuum leak. Here is a photo of my cross with painted white lead strips on the cross's legs. The discolored paint leaves no doubt where the heat is found in a single axis fusor.
by Jim Kovalchick
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: HEAS 2020 the 31st year ????
Replies: 14
Views: 1760

Re: HEAS 2020 the 31st year ????

Frank,
Catching covid while on a trip to HEAS would likely not mean being symptomatic until you returned home based on the timeline of disease progression as I understand it.
Jim K
by Jim Kovalchick
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 160
Views: 25130

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

Dennis, I agree that the virus is still something to take very seriously, and I wasn't trying to downplay it. I was only pointing out factors that influence the trend relationship between known cases and death numbers. The relationship has not been constant through the pandemic because of some of th...
by Jim Kovalchick
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Announcements and Site Administration Topics
Topic: Coronavirus pandemic
Replies: 160
Views: 25130

Re: Coronavirus pandemic

I agree with the remarks made about death number issues, but I still say they are much better for trending than total cases. The inconsistent reporting has been related to mostly variance in state polices. Case counting is too strongly influenced by testing variances and availability. All that being...