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by ian_krase
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: dynamic fusor patent, Salvatore Pais
Replies: 12
Views: 376

Re: dynamic fusor patent, Salvatore Pais

Before this kind of argument (which I don't quite agree with the conclusion of), it would seem like the hydrogen bomb, which we know all too well works reliably and tremendously effectively, is a kind of anomaly. It works reliably and quite effectively, though it requires a fission reaction to set i...
by ian_krase
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?

Andrew, I'm curious about the details of the not-high-voltage portion of the fluorinert loop. It looks like you used a lot of swagelok - including teflon swagelok which I've never encountered before. Obviously in many cases (especially if using PC liquid cooling equipment) there's going to be plasti...
by ian_krase
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?

By "completely closed system" I mean one that's all sealed up, not just a closed loop.
by ian_krase
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: First ever Turbo experience
Replies: 16
Views: 540

Re: First ever Turbo experience

I think it's not so much long-term running but running for significant duty cycle with significant gas flow.
by ian_krase
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?

Interesting.

Flouorinert has a fairly low vapor pressure. Do you need to make a completely closed system?
by ian_krase
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Non-Corrosive and/or Dielectric Liquid Cooling?

If you're like me, then in the course of vacuum work you come across the fact that glow discharges and particle beams easily heat things up... too hot. Hot enough to demagnetise, to outgas or oxidize, to melt, to enter thermionic runaway, or to destroy plastics or rubber seals. The solution of cours...
by ian_krase
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Is this a possible way to generate energy by fusor?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Is this a possible way to generate energy by fusor?

Richard, I think you protest too much. This is the dream of achieving practical breakeven in your garage (and not dying from radiation), not the dream of breaking thermodynamics. If you somehow managed to achieve breakeven in a fusor there's no reason you could not run a Rankine cycle engine off it....
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Is this a possible way to generate energy by fusor?
Replies: 12
Views: 940

Re: Is this a possible way to generate energy by fusor?

A brief list of things that are problematic with this: - No currently existing fusor can produce anywhere near 1% of the energy put into it, so there's no point in even talking about generating energy with one. (And there are reasons to think that the types of fusors we are building can never, ever ...
by ian_krase
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: D-D fusion in palladium electrodes

Sounds rather like beam-on-target but at an absurdly low voltage that shouldn't fuse anything.
by ian_krase
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Does anybody have experience with finding space for fusioneering?
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Does anybody have experience with finding space for fusioneering?

Vacuum work can be done in the house to a significant degree, but at some point one inevitably wishes to do metalwork, or work with greasy mechanical pump rebuilds, or build huge racks of instrumentation, or something that is not really viable for a typical apartment. This is no problem for those wh...