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by Chris Trent
Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: PZT Transformer HV circuit diagram complete
Replies: 18
Views: 6516

Re: PZT Transformer HV circuit diagram complete

<t>First it looks like you need to do some more research on 555 timer circuits. Plenty of information is available elsewhere on the web so I'm not going to go into it. Besides, that's not really our focus here.<br/> <br/> (You might want to look specifically at duty cycle and synchronization, and wh...
by Chris Trent
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: ITER back in jeopardy - again....
Replies: 8
Views: 3616

Re: ITER back in jeopardy - again....

Bill.

SSC Equipment discussion continued in a new thread:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7623#p54304
by Chris Trent
Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Old SSC Equipment laying about.
Replies: 0
Views: 1659

Old SSC Equipment laying about.

<r>Back in the ITER thread I mentioned that I pass by old SSC equipment often. Here's a bit more detail on that since folks seem interested.<br/> <br/> You can see the SSC logo on the front of the building and a bunch of equipment behind it.<br/> There are a lot of tanks of various shapes, cargo con...
by Chris Trent
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: ITER back in jeopardy - again....
Replies: 8
Views: 3616

Re: ITER back in jeopardy - again....

<t>I live in Texas, about 45 minutes from the old SSC site. In fact, I drive by it numerous times each year. There are huge rotting husks of scientific equipment sitting in a lot near there to this day.<br/> <br/> I had a front row seat as the political theater played out and it became obvious that ...
by Chris Trent
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: CrossFire fusor
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

Re: CrossFire fusor

<t>Yep, I see absolutely no evidence of this having been built, let alone operated.<br/> <br/> Lots of pretty pictures and hopeful phraseology, all carefully in the present tense to suggest fact in what appears to be thus far an entirely speculative venture. Nice marketing, but that's all it appears...
by Chris Trent
Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: help
Replies: 5
Views: 2142

Re: help

<r>Jijesh, <br/> <br/> These forums are not the place to look for that information and repetitive posting won't do much but annoy people here.<br/> <br/> Instead, try a search at <URL url="http://www.edaboard.com/forum104.html">http://www.edaboard.com/forum104.html</URL> <br/> <br/> Be warned, if yo...
by Chris Trent
Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Ball lightning in a Microwave Oven.
Replies: 9
Views: 4727

Re: Ball lightning in a Microwave Oven.

Ordinary light bulbs do quite well for this also, but be careful not to give your kids too many ideas.
by Chris Trent
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Resonant Accelerator Fusion
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: Resonant Accelerator Fusion

Looks to me like a plain old tuned coil arrangement, nicely tucked into vacuum to resolve insulation issues.

I don't think you could power a fusor with this, but if you want to do some simple beam target experiments it sure looks a lot easier than building a full fledged Lineac.
by Chris Trent
Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: MAST and JET images, versus my "epitrokotron"
Replies: 15
Views: 5575

Re: MAST and JET images, versus my "epitrokotron"

<t>Chris,<br/> <br/> First, Those are some fabulous pics, Great progress!<br/> <br/> <br/> Now, I've been pondering this for a while and you wanted an alternate guess so here goes.... <br/> <br/> You've trapped the electrons in the same space as the ions. I see no particular reason for the ions not ...
by Chris Trent
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: Fusion --- Past, Present, and Future
Topic: Can we make a star? NIF
Replies: 15
Views: 5725

Re: Can we make a star? NIF

<t>Well, <br/> <br/> It certainly appears to me that the intent of the NIF is to provide a window into the nuclear detonation process. Simply put, it is a way to validate models of how nuclear reactions work.<br/> <br/> It is also a window into a microcosm of the dense, high temperature, nuclear wor...