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by gamempire
Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Lithium vapor injected into fusor with deuterium fusion initiation.
Replies: 27
Views: 6681

Re: Lithium vapor injected into fusor with deuterium fusion initiation.

Rick,

I agree that laser cut grids are the way to go. I've attached a picture of the first grid I made last April.
by gamempire
Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - promised demo-fusor pictures
Replies: 10
Views: 5882

Re: promised demo-fusor pictures

<t>Nice pictures adrian. I definitely like how your spiral grid looks. <br/> <br/> <br/> In the 2nd picture, the one with your three loop grid, what kind of material are you using, and how much power is going through the system. Its glowing red hot I can see, so you might want to experiment with oth...
by gamempire
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Progress so far with Fusor project
Replies: 8
Views: 3580

Re: Progress so far with Fusor project

That looks like an awesome setup taylor. I wish you much luck with it!

I noticed in your second set of pictures you use the plastic conflat covers the same way I do: to store any hex bolts and nuts for easy access
by gamempire
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: A dead BF3 Tube? :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2707

A dead BF3 Tube? :(

<r>Hi All,<br/> <br/> My professor, who used to be a branch head at the Naval Research Lab outside of Washington DC, took me on a visit there this past Thursday to finally test out my ratemeters (I have an Eberline ASP-1 and an Eberline E600) and my BF3 tube for neutron detection. We also took along...
by gamempire
Tue Feb 24, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Lithium vapor injected into fusor with deuterium fusion initiation.
Replies: 27
Views: 6681

Re: Lithium vapor injected into fusor with deuterium fusion initiation.

<t>Hi Rick,<br/> <br/> The Li6 discussion has come up quite a bit during my ongoing efforts. Rather then a vapor though, maybe think about a solid target with a Lithium thin film on it? Its much easier to hit a solid target then it is to hit another ion at the focal point of the grid <br/> <br/> I'l...
by gamempire
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: First Light!
Replies: 4
Views: 2278

First Light!

<t>I must apologize for not posting for a while, as I've been pretty sick (doctors still haven't figured it out after 2 months...and this is at Hopkins...), but I just wanted to post a picture or two I snapped of first light in the fusor tonight. Last picture is of the current setup. This was a heli...
by gamempire
Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Finally coming together
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Re: Finally coming together

<t>Thanks Dave <br/> <br/> So it wasn't a leak after all...it was user error =P<br/> <br/> When I was attaching the vacuum gauge to the chamber (and had to partially disassemble it to do so), I didn't reattach it properly, so the gauge's control circuitry was in fact connected to the pumping station...
by gamempire
Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Finally coming together
Replies: 4
Views: 2385

Finally coming together

<t>Just wanted to throw up a picture of the chamber hooked up to the pumping system. HV Feedthrough is currently removed and a blank flange is in place instead, as I am currently making a coupler to attach the feedthrough to the electrode. <br/> <br/> Vacuum gauge you see in the picture is a pfeiffe...
by gamempire
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!
Replies: 21
Views: 7149

Re: Fusion fuel -got any in multi-gigawatt amounts!!

<t>I hate to give the tldr(too long did not read) excuse, but I'm in crunch time for my critical design review for my Fusor at school, and just wanted to chime in to Richard's initial post.<br/> <br/> In terms of reactor fuel, since He3 mining is out of the question for the foreseeable future, one n...
by gamempire
Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: Do I absolutly need a gate valve on a turbo pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 3431

Re: Do I absolutly need a gate valve on a turbo pump?

<t>Wow, glad I caught this thread. <br/> <br/> Thanks Mike and Steven!<br/> <br/> I guess I need to get a valve of some sort to lock onto the turbopump I have. I do have one question though for Steven, mainly because I never really paid attention in Chem class when it came to gas laws (and trust me,...