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by JakeJHecla
Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - Further Fusor Updates and Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Archived - Further Fusor Updates and Photos

<r>Hello fellow fusioneers- I’ve been working on my fusor intermittently for the last several months and have made reasonable headway leading to what I believe may be evidence sufficient to be admitted to the neutron club. Since I last checked in, I’ve built a new powersupply consisting of 4 MOTs in...
by JakeJHecla
Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Questions about the practical construction of a Linac
Replies: 54
Views: 21829

Re: Questions about the practical construction of a Cyclotron

Talk to Mike Brennan: Mike.Brennan@doh.wa.gov, (360) 236-3253. He checked over the NWNC fusor.
by JakeJHecla
Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - First neutrons from worlds smallest Fusor!
Replies: 18
Views: 5556

Re: First neutrons from worlds smallest Fusor!

<t>This post carries all the hallmarks of fraud. The fact that Mr. Oates refuses to clarify how he's getting 50kV into the chamber combined with the conspicuously absent photo evidence for fusion makes this look too suspicious to be chalked up to a lack of experience. In addition, the website belong...
by JakeJHecla
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: Principles of Charged Particles Acceleration
Replies: 1
Views: 2866

Re: Principles of Charged Particles Acceleration

Many thanks, Roberto. What a great resource!
by JakeJHecla
Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Current State and Item Lists - Any advice?
Replies: 15
Views: 4351

Re: Current State and Item Lists - Any advice?

<r>If you're looking for a cheap way to make a tubing feedthrough, take a look at this one I built a few weeks back. It's cheap, easy and it has survived quite well so far. In lieu of quartz, I am using borosillicate glass, and I have yet to see any major issues. While I have next to no experience i...
by JakeJHecla
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Coulter Pattern HV Feedthrough
Replies: 7
Views: 2773

Coulter Pattern HV Feedthrough

<t>Hello all,<br/> <br/> - I've been making some progress on my fusor, and I'd like to share some updates about a new feedthrough I built. After dealing with a dodgy oil potted AC44 sparkplug feedthrough for a while, my new HVPS killed it in a rather dramatic fashion. The insulator failed on the vac...
by JakeJHecla
Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:17 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: HV DC Supply Alternative
Replies: 1
Views: 1112

Re: HV DC Supply Alternative

<t> I'm sorry, but this looks like an utterly terrible idea for a demo fusor supply. I can't tell if this post is in jest, so please forgive me if ruin the fun. I'd like to ward off any newbies thinking about trying this approach. To begin with, if improper batteries were selected ( lithium-ion cell...
by JakeJHecla
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Brütal neutron counts from tetrode fusor at higher voltage
Replies: 18
Views: 5049

Re: Brütal neutron counts from tetrode fusor at higher voltage

<t>Carl- Have you formed a hypothesis as to why the neutron numbers are so "brütal"? If I recall correctly, this is very near the all time (amateur) record set by Jon Rosensteil (sp?) a few years ago! In addition, I notice the chamber pressure seems to be quite high in comparison to most successful ...
by JakeJHecla
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:46 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Limited budget. Is this a good way to acquire money?
Replies: 6
Views: 2188

Re: Limited budget. Is this a good way to acquire money?

<t>I agree with Tyler. A part time job should do it. As for donations, don't ask teachers for funding. They cannot financially help you with school related projects (district policies usually forbid it), and it places them in an extremely awkward situation. In addition, building a fusor is a task ma...
by JakeJHecla
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:37 pm
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: DIY Viewport - Photos
Replies: 11
Views: 4851

DIY Viewport - Photos

<r>Hello all- <br/> In working on my fusor, I came across issues finding a suitable viewport. To get around risking my money on eBay or shelling out nearly $200 for a new one, I decided to try my hand at creating a DIY solution. I started with a cheap 2.75" CF blank purchased on eBay for $25. I then...