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by Conner Ruhl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber

O.K., thanks. I think that settles it.
by Conner Ruhl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber

<r>I don't know if I can find them again, they popped up during an obscure google image search for some part I was looking at. I know I saw this though: <URL url="http://www.lesker.com/newweb/feedthroughs/jpg/photo/Photo-FT-CFT08V2376.jpg"><LINK_TEXT text="http://www.lesker.com/newweb/feedthroug ......
by Conner Ruhl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber

That makes sense, but what about a turbo pump? It seems like that may cause a problem. Maybe I am mistaking what is just an extension for insulation.
by Conner Ruhl
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Component Insulation from Vacuum Chamber

Excuse my niavety, but why are some components (vacuum pumps, gauges, gas lines) insulated on some images of fusors I have seen, but not on others?
by Conner Ruhl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Re: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?

I knew that neutrons went into a moderator and collided multiple times, slowing down and losing energy in the process. Your analogy helped clarfify what I was thinking and made it easier to understand. Thank you for that!
by Conner Ruhl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Re: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?

<t>I know that they don't operate as mirrors. I was just wanting to know if the slightly increased probablility that the neutrons would hit the moderating nucleai at favorable angle would get them into the right area. Upon reflection it seems to me that the gains would be minuscule compared to the l...
by Conner Ruhl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Re: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?

Would it help if the plates were aimed towards the "activation chamber?"
by Conner Ruhl
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Increasing Nuetron Count Using Neutron Reflectors?

<r>Would using plates if neutron reflecting material surrounding the vacuum chamber increase neutron count at a gap in the plates? Sorry if I am confusing, here is a diagram that better explains my idea: <URL url="http://i.imgur.com/d2BSb.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/d2BSb.jpg</URL>.<br/> <br/> Comments,...
by Conner Ruhl
Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Medical Isotope Production Using a Neutron Moderator and a Fissionable Capsule
Replies: 22
Views: 9347

Re: Medical Isotope Production Using a Neutron Moderator and a Fissionable Capsule

I am working with people from the physics department at SIUE and the nuclear engineering department at NCSU. I am hoping that a large portion of the budget woes will be alliviated by these two sources and their materials.
by Conner Ruhl
Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Medical Isotope Production Using a Neutron Moderator and a Fissionable Capsule
Replies: 22
Views: 9347

Re: Medical Isotope Production Using a Neutron Moderator and a Fissionable Capsule

Thank you for this! Molybdenum is what is important. I am always astounded by the wealth of information available at this site!