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by Nanos
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Should I worry about purchasing contaminated components?
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Should I worry about purchasing contaminated components?

<r>All I know is the stuff was from Sellafield UK.<br/> <br/> Sadly, we aren't so good in the UK when it comes to dealing with waste, there is a case of a reactor buried in a field, and mysterious drums buried 100ft+ under Heathrow airport, discovered by accident in I think October 1994, using the e...
by Nanos
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Should I worry about purchasing contaminated components?
Replies: 14
Views: 3109

Re: Should I worry about purchasing contaminated components?

<t>On Ebay/etc. I try and look to get things from people who might be able to tell me the history of the part, or pieces still shrink wrapped and never used out of the box!<br/> <br/> I too worry about that aspect, perhaps more than the average builder.<br/> <br/> Probably based in part after I foun...
by Nanos
Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Another perpetual motion device?
Replies: 17
Views: 7624

Re: Another perpetual motion device?

<t>I'm never keen on purges myself, I rather like to keep data/information/etc. for future reference.<br/> <br/> I come from forums which have archived every message for 20+ years!<br/> <br/> And now with this new fangled internet thing, I find I can try and go back to a site less than a year old an...
by Nanos
Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Another perpetual motion device?
Replies: 17
Views: 7624

Re: Another perpetual motion device?

<t>Science is very little understood by the general public, so in most cases I doubt they even get as far as reading the word fusion, all these see is some machinery, noise, a flashing light or two and thats enough to get them thinking scam!<br/> <br/> It reminds me of when my dad used to tune cars,...
by Nanos
Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Another perpetual motion device?
Replies: 17
Views: 7624

Re: Another perpetual motion device?

<t>FX [ nodes in agreement with Bradley ]<br/> <br/> This is one of the reasons why when I have built my new home I want really big lab space so I can build some of these things and see for myself.<br/> <br/> <br/> It reminds me of what it must have been like for the person building the first fusor,...
by Nanos
Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:22 am
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Another perpetual motion device?
Replies: 17
Views: 7624

Re: Another perpetual motion device?

<t>Problem is, how is the general public to know the difference between scams and the real thing.<br/> <br/> I was reading comments on a youtube video where someone demos a fusor, and only about 10% knew the science behind it, the majority thought it was a fake/scam!<br/> <br/> Its another thing I t...
by Nanos
Thu Jul 03, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Variable Cockroft Walton Voltage Multiplier possible ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Re: Variable Cockroft Walton Voltage Multiplier possible ?

Ah, I misunderstood then, I thought I read someplace that you could only adjust down the input power to something like 75% of what it was designed to cope with.
by Nanos
Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:52 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Variable Cockroft Walton Voltage Multiplier possible ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Variable Cockroft Walton Voltage Multiplier possible ?

I was just wondering, could one make a version of this using such components as variable capacitors so as to make its output more adjustable ?
by Nanos
Wed Jul 02, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Suggestions on how to detect in spherical format cheaply
Replies: 12
Views: 2630

Re: Suggestions on how to detect in spherical format cheaply

What sort of minumn voltage levels would one be looking at to active indium ?

(Thanks for the spelling correct by the way, I could only remember it started with i and my notes are not close to hand.)
by Nanos
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Suggestions on how to detect in spherical format cheaply
Replies: 12
Views: 2630

Re: Suggestions on how to detect in spherical format cheaply

<t>Final objective is to detect neutron production.<br/> <br/> Encouraging to know I only <g> need to run a fusor long enough at low voltage and a good enough detector to prove its working!<br/> <br/> My thought is to head towards lower voltages to reduce heating issues (So I might be able to try ou...