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by Jim Enright
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Demo Fusor Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Demo Fusor Progress

Thanks Richard! Thinking ahead, at some point we would like to convert the housing to a stainless steel chamber, and I'm thinking that a stainless cross would be best. Can we use the same set up but use the stainless cross in lieu of the borosilicate glass and aluminum disks? If that is possible, wh...
by Jim Enright
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Demo Fusor Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Re: Demo Fusor Progress

Richard, thank you for the encouragement and feedback! You are correct that there are 2 diodes in the PVC Tee. The 2 diodes are soldered together with the white bands away from each other. A 16-gauge wire is soldered to each end of the soldered diodes (leading to the sides of the Tee), and a third w...
by Jim Enright
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Demo Fusor Progress
Replies: 10
Views: 890

Demo Fusor Progress

Hello everyone! I hope I'm posting to the proper forum, but if not, please let me know! As some of you may recall from previous posts, I am a high school special education and STEM teacher, as well as an advisor for the High Energy Physics club at the high school where I work. We considered several ...
by Jim Enright
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Books & References
Topic: The "Hull Collection," several books recommended by Richard over the last decade-and-a-half.
Replies: 5
Views: 3173

Re: The "Hull Collection," several books recommended by Richard over the last decade-and-a-half.

Thank you for posting this information about some of the essential books that any fusioneer, or someone striving to be such, should have in their library! As I am just starting this journey, I have a small library of high school and college-level textbooks about chemistry, physics, calculus, electri...
by Jim Enright
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run

Thanks for the article Luke! I had not come across this article in my research, but it is now at the top of my pile of research articles!
by Jim Enright
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Re: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run

Hi Trent, I am still in the early stages of high energy physics by doing as much research as I can. So much of what you have posted is still over my head, but I do wish that you lived closer, because I would welcome the opportunity to see someone's fusor first-hand! While in the midst of research, I...
by Jim Enright
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: MAKE Magazine fusor project
Replies: 13
Views: 7489

Re: MAKE Magazine fusor project

Thanks Richard! I will spend more time researching the FAQ's and dig deeper!
by Jim Enright
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: MAKE Magazine fusor project
Replies: 13
Views: 7489

Re: MAKE Magazine fusor project

Thanks Richard! The MAKE demo fusor houses in inner grid in 13/32" borosilicate glass. Do you think this would be thick enough to significantly reduce the risk of implosion? If not, other than housing the inner grid in a stainless steel housing, is there anything else we can do, such as constructing...
by Jim Enright
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: MAKE Magazine fusor project
Replies: 13
Views: 7489

Re: MAKE Magazine fusor project

Thanks for the great insight Richard! If we were to build the MAKE demo fusor, the inner grid is contained within a borosilicate glass vessel of 13/32" thickness. If this is not thick enough to prevent implosion, is there a precaution we could take (other than using a stainless steel housing), such ...
by Jim Enright
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: MAKE Magazine fusor project
Replies: 13
Views: 7489

Re: MAKE Magazine fusor project

Hi Richard, thank you so much for the response! I had come across Carl Greninger's work while researching fusors, and was fortunate to have corresponded with him on several occasions regarding the work that he and his students are performing. My goal at this time is to get the students interested in...