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by KJNW
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: NWNC CR-39 Team takes the Gold at WSSEF and is on its way to ISEF
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

NWNC CR-39 Team takes the Gold at WSSEF and is on its way to ISEF

<t>Two weeks ago, the CR-39 team from the North West Nuclear Consortium in Federal Way took 1st place in physics at the South Sound regional science fair, and earned an all expense paid trip to ISEF in Phoenix for all of them. <br/> <br/> Last night they took first place in the Washington State Scie...
by KJNW
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Why are kids in Federal Way playing with a nuclear reactor
Replies: 3
Views: 2567

Why are kids in Federal Way playing with a nuclear reactor

<r>OK, so this is probably geting a bit old for some of you, but if you are also interested in the ground breaking work we are doing in the area of community good will, and the impact we can have on the interpretation of State Regulations regarding fusors, then this will interest you. It also helps ...
by KJNW
Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Polarity Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

Polarity Question.

<t>I have attached a couple of pictures of a capacitor. One covers the specifications. 500 NFD @ 100 KV. My question is, would this particular capacitor be sensitive to polarity as we are rather a "negative" bunch here. I can find nothing on the Maxwell Web Site, or anywhere else for that matter. <b...
by KJNW
Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving.
Replies: 6
Views: 3162

Happy Thanksgiving.

<t>Happy Thanksgiving from the North West Nuclear Consortium to one and all at FUSOR.NET! <br/> <br/> For us, it has been a great year of growth, and we certainly hope that in the remaining days, we can complete the work we are involved in regarding our new transformer. To see what that might be, yo...
by KJNW
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Power upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

Re: Power upgrades

<t>Thank you, Richard, and as you know this has been a team effort. Special thanks goes to David Housley, Robert Tubbs, and Jake Hecla for their assistance in design and fabrication as well as the power of prayer which kept me alive through 3 "en-lightening" events (which also smoked 5 $26 diodes an...
by KJNW
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Power upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

Re: Power upgrades

<t>We have been wondering the same thing , but as Doug Coulter points out further down this thread, the collateral radiation can make identifying that particular data point a little dicey. That's why we pursued an independent neutron source (which has now arrived) and I am hopping I can stage some c...
by KJNW
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Power upgrades
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

Power upgrades

<r>Recently, we upgraded our high voltage system for 60KV operation. That precipitated an interesting series of challenges that resulted from increased radiation and heat. I recount our solutions here as I believe that they may be useful to those who are dealing with similar issues. We use a full ca...
by KJNW
Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Calibration standard for neutron counting.
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Calibration standard for neutron counting.

<t>Hello all, and particularly to Carl Willis.<br/> <br/> The other day I came to have in my possession (at the same time) 3 Reuter Stokes neutron tubes of the same make and model. One after another I attached them to my Ludlum 2221 rate meter, dialed in each tube using the approved "Carl Willis" ca...
by KJNW
Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: GE Reuter Stokes Model Numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3387

Re: GE Reuter Stokes Model Numbers?

I picked up one off of eBay last week and have it working. I have attached the spec.
by KJNW
Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: First Light and Plasma Photos
Replies: 17
Views: 6591

Re: First Light and Plasma Photos

<t>It should be noted here that besides turning in a working Fusor at home, Jake is an ardent participant at the North West Nuclear Consortium and has his hands in our 50 KV Fusor as well, and he also is an intern for an aerospace company at which he is far from a token contributor, and he is deeply...