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by Werner Engel
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Vacuum Technology (& FAQs)
Topic: High Powered Rotary Vacuum Pump
Replies: 22
Views: 8873

Re: High Powered Rotary Vacuum Pump

A suitable vacuum gauge looks more like this: http://www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com/products/measurement/activeline/activeline-gauges/onlinecatalog.action?detailPdoId=12202 Please go through the manuals there. Pfeiffer also provides a very good knowledge base for vacuum newbies http://www.pfeiffer-vacuum.c...
by Werner Engel
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: Books & References
Topic: List of useful software
Replies: 2
Views: 6917

Re: List of useful software

Why do you want to replace LabView? Because of the price? There are books available wich include free fully functional Student versions of LabView. I'm using: http://www.amazon.de/dp/3446423869 It works extremly good. And you dont have to buy their DAQs. You can use almost every A/D converter or dev...
by Werner Engel
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - European Fusor
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

Re: European Fusor

The aluminium framework consists of REXROTH components. I constructed it myself and had it prepared by a local company. Rexroth also provides a free CAD application which you can use to construct your own thing - whatever it looks like: http://www.boschrexroth.com/en/xc/products/engineering/econfigu...
by Werner Engel
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: Archived - European Fusor
Replies: 22
Views: 11739

Archived - European Fusor

This is the actual status of the preparation for my Fusor Experiment: 4) On the left you see the Turbo Control Unit Pfeiffer DCU. It generates up to 1500 Hz to drive the Turbo-Pump. On the backside it has a RS485 Interface which will be connected to my LABVIEW PC showing actual current (and therefor...
by Werner Engel
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Books & References
Topic: my most inspiring books ...
Replies: 7
Views: 11687

my most inspiring books ...

... on fusor related physics - in english: The Physics of Inertial Fusion: Beam Plasma Interaction, Hydrodynamics, Hot Dense Matter http://www.amazon.de/dp/0199568014 Physics of High-Density Z-Pinch Plasmas http://www.amazon.de/dp/0387985689 Radio Frequency Power Plasmas: 16th Topical Conference on ...
by Werner Engel
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusion Theory: Reading books, but which ones?
Replies: 2
Views: 2196

Fusion Theory: Reading books, but which ones?

Hi - also to german speaking fusioneers! As I read a lot in the forum about people who did not dive into fusion theory enough bevore posting, here is a picture of the books I really loved during my first contact with fusion. There are also some german ones - I really liked "Plasmaphysik und Fusionsf...
by Werner Engel
Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: FAQs: Vacuum Technology
Topic: FAQ - Pressure needed in a fusor
Replies: 8
Views: 12678

Re: FAQ - Pressure needed in a fusor

Dear European fusioneers:
As I'm always confused with microns and Torr, here are the european numbers of the pressure range:

It's 1,3x10-2 mbar to 2,6x10-1 mbar.

PS: WolframAlpha does not understand "micron" as a unit for pressure but unfortunatly reads it as distance.
by Werner Engel
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: starts with vacuum theroy, am i looking at it wrong, or just a unique veiw.
Replies: 21
Views: 9583

Re: starts with vacuum theroy, am i looking at it wrong, or

James, don't be sad - it took me at least two years of reading plasma physic books, publications (to be found for free in arxiv.org) and handbooks (like pfeiffer vacuum handbook) to get an idea of the knowhow needed to build anything close to a fusion device. After talking to a researcher from the T...
by Werner Engel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:43 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: Measuring the plasma specs?
Replies: 4
Views: 2026

Re: Measuring the plasma specs?

Thank you very much for the Feedback. Anyway - I will give these ideas a try with my fusor over the next few months and post the results - if there will be any usefull ones ;-) I will start with an ordinary 445 nm laser and my thorlabs ccd spectrometer and will keep you in touch (posted in the theor...
by Werner Engel
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:18 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Buy or build a chamber?
Replies: 1
Views: 1550

Re: Buy or build a chamber?

Currently I'm using a glass made "reactor" - but I'm also in the process of deciding the the type of chamber. My actual research points me to a tailor made spherical chamber with a lot of CF ports in different diameters. In Europe there aren't that many companies that produce such things and the rea...