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by Brian_Gage
Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:47 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: could this tiny design actually fuse anything?
Replies: 10
Views: 4754

Re: could this tiny design actually fuse anything?

From the start, I found the term "demo fusor" misleading. Took me a bit of wading through forum info, plus a phone conversation with Carl Willis before I understood that a demo fusor doesn't demonstrate fusion, just a plasma. Still, building one is an essential preliminary step in learning how to us...
by Brian_Gage
Sat May 25, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Help Needed, Bailey 7711-313 PMT
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Re: Help Needed, Bailey 7711-313 PMT

Hi Carlos, Sorry for the slow reply. I just today discovered your post. I'm still learning how to navigate on this new forum site with my JAWS screen reader, having to wade through many lines of text and links to find the edit box for replying. Yes, though not urgent, I would like to see if this big...
by Brian_Gage
Sat May 25, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Building a Fusor at 12 Years Old
Replies: 18
Views: 5079

Re: Building a Fusor at 12 Years Old

Hi Kade and Welcome, Hope you take the time to read the FAQ's, and all the warnings about the dangers of HV. I include these two quotes- ">Your idea is good, but if the pressure vessel is glass bottles, glass bottles are likely to split." and- "I don't agree. Using a wide mouth canning jar is an exc...
by Brian_Gage
Mon May 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Inertia
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Inertia

Greetings Richard, Congradulations! Sounds like quite a treasure you unearthed. May Fusor V top the list. My own inertia is on a smaller scale. Last month, I bought a Russian scint crystal from Sovtube. Arrived in excellent shape, 1" by 3" NaI(Tl). Finally put it together this week with a Hamamatsu ...
by Brian_Gage
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Help Needed, Bailey 7711-313 PMT
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Help Needed, Bailey 7711-313 PMT

<t>A GCE forum member gave me a Bailey Centronics Q4283B 7711-313 PMT. It has 19 pins, and what looks like one clipped short. It's about 2" diameter, cylindrical, and perhaps 8" long. I've tried searching the net for info without results. If anybody can help with info on this PMT, pin connections, w...
by Brian_Gage
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: In one word or less.
Replies: 7
Views: 2062

Re: In one word or less.

In one word: Error.

Fusion constantly happens in fusors. At a loss, energy in vs. energy out, but still fusion, still producing neutrons.

Perhaps a misstatement about sustained power production?
Regards, Brian
by Brian_Gage
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Hearing Radiation
Replies: 26
Views: 6853

Re: Hearing Radiation

Thanks for posting this latest about PRA Steven. I'll download and try out Marek's new handiwork.
Regards
by Brian_Gage
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Spark Plug Feed-Through Concept
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Spark Plug Feed-Through Concept

<t>Hi Chris,<br/> Thanks for the info. Needless to say, I miss a lot when sifting through these forums. I've posted your link on GCE for the guys who were discussing using a spark plug in the construction of a gas pressurized ion chamber/detector.<br/> Eight spark plugs making an inverted hedge-hog!...
by Brian_Gage
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:36 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Spark Plug Feed-Through Concept
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Spark Plug Feed-Through Concept

<t>Though I have often heard about using a spark plug as a feed-through, this may be a novel twist.<br/> On Geiger Counter Enthusiasts, a member suggested, 'who says the spark plug has to be used in the normal way?'. Peter's idea was relating to construction of a pressurized ionization/GM chamber. S...
by Brian_Gage
Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Hearing Radiation
Replies: 26
Views: 6853

Re: Hearing Radiation

<t>Hi Again Frank,<br/> I like the thought you expressed. It appeals to me from a 'hearing only' perspective. What kind of circuitry would be required? Who could design and build it? And, then there's the software problem... Carl's assembly uses some of the nuclear physics modules he already has in ...