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by ChrisSmolinski
Wed Feb 26, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: The neutron as a particle - my thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 6058

Re: The neutron as a particle - my thoughts

<t>An *extremely* interesting article, Richard. <br/> <br/> I remember several introductory nuclear texts, stressing that a neutron "isn't just a proton and an electron". But what if it is, as you say?<br/> <br/> And what about other decay modes? When a nucleus has "too many" neutrons, it undergoes ...
by ChrisSmolinski
Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:31 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Hydrogen Energy
Replies: 11
Views: 4746

Re: Hydrogen Energy

OK, so we can (maybe) store the hydrogen now. I'm still not sure where/how we're going to GET the hydrogen in the first place. (Only processes that don't require more energy than the resulting hydrogen can produce need apply)
by ChrisSmolinski
Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: flyback transformer and microwave diodes
Replies: 5
Views: 2808

Re: flyback transformer and microwave diodes

<t>I've got a stash of BYD33M HV diodes (1kV, 1A, 300nsec). Not ideal for building that 50 kV multiplier, but some nice uses on the low end of "HV". <br/> <br/> If anyone needs a few, let me know, and I'll be glad to send some your way. <br/> <br/> I used to have some 10 kV diodes, but don't believe...
by ChrisSmolinski
Fri Jan 31, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments
Replies: 5
Views: 4032

Re: Techniques for Nuclear and Particle Physics Experiments

<t>Hal Hildebrand wrote:<br/> > I just got a used copy of Knoll's book (unfortunately, 1979 edition) and I'm amazed! <br/> <br/> I just picked up a 1979 edition of Knoll as well, as it was half the price of the 89 edition, and considerably less than the following (99?) edition. Am I missing anything...
by ChrisSmolinski
Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:23 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Canberra ND584 MCA NIM ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2099

Canberra ND584 MCA NIM ?

<t>Does anyone know anything about this beast? I've done some web <br/> searches, but can't seem to find any info. I have a line on one (an ebay <br/> seller who didn't meet reserve for his), but it would be a bear to play with, <br/> without any pinouts. It might be a bear to play with even *with* ...
by ChrisSmolinski
Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:32 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: X-ray detection recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: X-ray detection recommendation

It would be fairly easy to interface either my GM-10 or the devices from Aware into Labview, you'd just have to write a low-level VI to integrate the readings over a time period.
by ChrisSmolinski
Tue Dec 03, 2002 3:19 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: X-ray detection recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 2382

Re: X-ray detection recommendation

Aware makes good stuff. If I can too my own horn, take a look at http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM as well.
by ChrisSmolinski
Wed Sep 18, 2002 5:55 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Crazy Design Idea
Replies: 27
Views: 7049

Re: Crazy Design Idea

<r>Richard Hull wrote:<br/> > It's engineering implimentation is ultra expensive in structures of any size larger than 200 cubic inches (1/8th of a cubic foot). If control or variability of the field is required over 1000 gauss with gaps exceeding 10", you may be talking water cooled coils.<br/> > <...
by ChrisSmolinski
Thu Jul 25, 2002 5:33 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Radioactives-Isotopes- general data
Replies: 4
Views: 1866

Re: Radioactives-Isotopes- general data

<t>I can get a reasonable reading from a small bit if salt substitute (KCl) using my GM-10 detector, and much better results using the GM-45. In my case I am mostly picking up the betas.<br/> <br/> I've often thought it would be humorous to take a geiger counter to the supermarket (clicker at full v...
by ChrisSmolinski
Thu Jun 27, 2002 12:40 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Computer Interface For Pulse Logging
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

Re: Computer Interface For Pulse Logging

<r>I have a simple DOS version of my Rad program available for download, the URL is <URL url="http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/download.html">http://www.blackcatsystems.com/GM/download.html</URL><br/> <br/> It's free to use, and the interface is very simple - just feed an appropriately scaled pulse...