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by Trent Carter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

1D Cathode with Neutron Run

... at least a little sense I can usually release a measurable amount of Neutrons. Neutron detection is paramount to Fusion research. I have two neutron ... welding put a brass brush on a dremel and brush the welds shiny. Wear safety goggles or you will lose an eye. Brass dremel brushes release brass ...
by Mark Rowley
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Precipitator HV Supply Hacking
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Precipitator HV Supply Hacking

... run it had was last night (10 minutes at 3.5mA /25kV / 40mTorr / 346cpm neutrons with the small SNM14 tube. —————————————————————————————- 29Aug19 ... capacitance of the 8’ extension lead could’ve been the culprit. For safety, it’ll be a simple task to add an acrylic extension to the control. ...
by Liam David
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I'm back, and fusing
Replies: 5
Views: 2977

I'm back, and fusing

... difficult to control and I ended up making more EM interference than neutrons. Poor plasma purity, the low voltages I could maintain, and any ... to 20kV and then 30kV as I got the hang of it. As mentioned before the safety features of the Spellman supply can be tricky to handle, and the plasma ...
by Robert Dwyer
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Some Beefy Power Supplies
Replies: 2
Views: 3459

Some Beefy Power Supplies

... help accommidate two ions-guns. While ion sources, there design, and safety, are an interesting topic, I will leave any more discussion as to ... it appears I may have a space to actually build something that produces neutrons soon (as long as those giving me the space are ok with the radiation). ...
by Richard Hull
Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Columbus-I Pinch Tube Build
Replies: 42
Views: 19728

Re: Columbus-I Pinch Tube Build

... square law in this type of experiment as it is, as usual, all about safety from X-rays and not neutrons. Richard Hull
by Dennis P Brown
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 6
Views: 5729

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... call a demo fusor project by that name. As soon as anyone in admin or safety googles that word, then nuclear fusion, neutrons and possibly x-rays source will appear. That will set off red flags. Call the device ...
by Dennis P Brown
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 14602

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

I see you are working hard. So, don't let safety slip by rushing. As for the final data you have posted, I'm a bit confused. Your moderated reading is 4.0 neutrons/sec and your non-moderated is 11.3 neutrons/sec. Yet when the detector has no moderator, ...
by Bruce Meagher
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 14602

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

... gather data. From the video it would appear you are producing lots of neutrons, but running the test mentioned previously should help your case. ... the detector farther from the core, but as you noted it also applies to safety. Since the distance was approximately the same in the two cases my ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 14602

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

... is a bit low if your supply is producing under 8 ma; yes, you'll get neutrons but fewer than you might want or need. Obviously, you need to be ... distance (and please, no holding the neutron detector) will provide safety (and again, do not sit so the lower body gets x-rays!) A simple metal ...
by Eduardo_Machado
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: My progress II
Replies: 40
Views: 11733

Re: My progress II

... from University of Toronto ( https://ehs.utoronto.ca/our-services/x-ray-safety/x-ray-barrier-calculator/ ) and got a 0.83 mm thickness, but we are ... this. Also, we are studying a setup to use water with borax to shield neutrons. We are planning to use this fusor to promote science in schools ...