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by William_Estlick
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Can anyone tell me what this device is called?
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

Re: Can anyone tell me what this device is called?

Sorry, won't start any more threads unless you think of a better place for this.
by William_Estlick
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: New Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 3901

Re: New Configuration

Time and or money always seems to be the limiting factor.
I am planning on obtaining deuterium and detector (as soon as money permits).
But if you or anyone else is willing to try this configuration in there chamber, I may be of assistance.
by William_Estlick
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Can anyone tell me what this device is called?
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

Re: Can anyone tell me what this device is called?

I have posted this a few times, just wanted to give everyone an opportunity before I declare it unique.
by William_Estlick
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Can anyone tell me what this device is called?
Replies: 5
Views: 4893

Can anyone tell me what this device is called?

I built this device, it creates and holds plasma around 2 cathodes electrically bonded in the center of the chamber. The anode is on the horizontal plane of the cathode gap. Has anyone seen this device before? I can not find any information on it. Link to video on you-tube. https://www.youtube.com/w...
by William_Estlick
Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: New Configuration
Replies: 8
Views: 3901

Re: New Configuration

Is this the electrode configuration the same as the one you where running?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl_4Nc4-IX4
by William_Estlick
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:17 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New design for fusion reactor.
Replies: 20
Views: 7298

Re: New design for fusion reactor.

It's UV. I took photos of camp fire coals and my sons black light. There where a few white spots in the coals, but the black light whited out. I don't know if there is any point to detecting x-rays as I am not running deuterium as of yet. Has anyone tried varying the voltage in the gigahertz range a...
by William_Estlick
Tue May 26, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New design for fusion reactor.
Replies: 20
Views: 7298

Re: New design for fusion reactor.

I am vacuuming down the pressure during the run as it is the only variable I have at the moment besides electrode spacing. There is a sweet spot and when the pressure goes below that, I loose the plasmoid. The arc apparently diminishes when the majority of the ions are orbiting the central region. I...
by William_Estlick
Mon May 25, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New design for fusion reactor.
Replies: 20
Views: 7298

Re: New design for fusion reactor.

The third wire maintains potential, but the point of zero potential in the middle (cusp) would not contain high energy ions. It is the high negative potential pulling positively charged ions toward the central region that accelerates and holds high energy ions. I have observed pink vortexes between ...
by William_Estlick
Sun May 24, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New design for fusion reactor.
Replies: 20
Views: 7298

Re: New design for fusion reactor.

The anode on the side helps direct the ions path toward the cathodes. As they orbit the central region, collisions ionize particles and impart energy. I do find the highest temperatures and concentrations of plasma to be at the center, but I believe that is due to higher energies and tighter orbits.
by William_Estlick
Sun May 24, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: New design for fusion reactor.
Replies: 20
Views: 7298

Re: New design for fusion reactor.

The third wire (anode) is assists in directing the ions on a path between the cathodes. Once the ions enter an orbit, it probably serves little purpose but to maintain potential after that. I have found that the anode needs to be far enough away for a plasmoid to form.