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by Verp
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Good earth ground
Replies: 13
Views: 5752

Re: Good earth ground

<t>I have a strong suspicion calcium chloride would work much better as the salt to make the ground a good conductor. Most soil contains a significant amount of hydrous layered silicates in the form of clay. When the clay component of soil is exposed to a lot of Na+, the Na+ bonds to the negative ch...
by Verp
Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: trouble locating a suitable vacuum chamber
Replies: 18
Views: 6282

Re: trouble locating a suitable vacuum chamber

I was in the thrift store the other day looking at a stock pot, thinking it looked a lot like a stainless steel bell jar.

Rod
by Verp
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: FAQs: Vacuum Technology
Topic: FAQ-"Can it withstand the pressure?"
Replies: 5
Views: 8947

Re: FAQ-"Can it withstand the pressure?"

<t>I am reminded of an idea I had for testing vacuum chambers. 1 atmosphere is roughly 10 meters or 33 feet of water. if you have a deep enough body of water on hand, just send your sealed but un-evacuated chamber 20 meters or 66 feet below the surface. If it stands up to the pressure, it should hav...
by Verp
Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Possibly using subtle magnetic fields to organize fusor ion flow
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

Re: Possibly using subtle magnetic fields to organize fusor ion flow

<t>I’m not trying to torment the ions in to proper behavior like in the magnetic confinement approaches. The magnets hopefully direct the ions in the right direction when the ions reach the top of the swing through the fusor, when the ions are at the lowest speed, so the magnets probably wouldn’t ne...
by Verp
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:25 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Possibly using subtle magnetic fields to organize fusor ion flow
Replies: 2
Views: 2918

Possibly using subtle magnetic fields to organize fusor ion flow

<r>This is hopefully a good explanation of my basic idea of using subtle magnetic fields to guide the ions into paths that do not intersect the grid. Bits and pieces of these ideas have been discussed, but didn’t get the point across, never bringing all the aspects of it together in a coherent way. ...
by Verp
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: x-ray transformer mounting
Replies: 7
Views: 3553

Re: x-ray transformer mounting

<r>I found this information a while back; <URL url="http://fusor.net/board/download_thread.php?site=fusor&bn=fusor_hvpower&thread=1093290846"><LINK_TEXT text="http://fusor.net/board/download_thread. ... 1093290846">http://fusor.net/board/download_thread.php?site=fusor&bn=fusor_hvpower&am...
by Verp
Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Hormesis, Again
Replies: 10
Views: 3798

Re: Hormesis, Again

<t>It’s an odd fact of biology that what is bad for an organism in large amounts, be it a toxin, a crop plant competing with a weed, people experiencing stress, etc. the organism usually responds positively at a much-reduced rate. When it is graphed out, there is an upward trend in some measure of v...
by Verp
Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:54 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Making a Ceramic HV Bushing
Replies: 19
Views: 6184

Re: Making a Ceramic HV Bushing

Has anyone looked into this; http://www.warmglass.com/ ?
by Verp
Fri Nov 24, 2006 4:23 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Legality of Fusors
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

Re: Legality of Fusors

<t>If someone were to try to regulate us, they would have to figure out how what we are doing is to be regulated to the letter or spirit of the law. People often want to follow the path of least resistance. They do not want to hassle with things that don’t have clear rules set by precedent.<br/> <br...
by Verp
Wed Nov 15, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: lithium deuteride inner electrode
Replies: 14
Views: 4164

Re: lithium deuteride inner electrode

I think this is also an issue of vapor pressure, because if the chemical in question has too high a vapor pressure, the resulting gas is going to overwhelm any attempt at useful fusion.

Rod