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by Chris Trent
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:16 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: FIRST FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

Re: FIRST FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We're looking forward to it.

Happy Fusing, and good luck.
by Chris Trent
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Chamber Concept
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: Chamber Concept

<t>My first concern about the nested shells arrangement, or even nested grids is the voltage gradient.<br/> <br/> Two conducting shells an inch apart will have a relatively high voltage gradient when charged. I might be mistaken, but I believe that a two grid (or grid and shell) arrangement would be...
by Chris Trent
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:01 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Chamber Concept
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: Chamber Concept

<t>Like Frank, I must presume that you meant to say Deuterons.<br/> <br/> I suspect that you would get the same effect no matter how you increased the voltage differential between the grids. A second grid may simply be a convenient method for you, or it may not be depending on your setup and power s...
by Chris Trent
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Chamber Concept
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: Chamber Concept

Carl,

The advantage I see in having two grids is that it simplifies power supply selection and design, which in my case at least has been a bigger cost factor than the chamber.

-Chris
by Chris Trent
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Interesting Alternate Fusion Concept
Replies: 48
Views: 17523

Re: Interesting Alternate Fusion Concept

<t>Strikes me as cold fusion as well.<br/> <br/> However, another interesting implication caught my attention. This paper seems to suggest that deuterium in a metallic state would spontaneously fuse at some rate.<br/> <br/> Given that there are several research groups attempting to study the metalli...
by Chris Trent
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: General discussion of Solid State Ion Accelerator
Replies: 6
Views: 4142

Re: General discussion of Solid State Ion Accelerator

<t>Ash,<br/> <br/> A laser will answer your question. More accurately, it's emission lines will.<br/> <br/> The fact that a fiber optic cable transmits light of substantially the same frequency from end to end signifies that the original photons are passing all of the way through.<br/> <br/> If it w...
by Chris Trent
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:04 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Cold fusion hypothesis: Capacitance
Replies: 13
Views: 5107

Re: Cold fusion hypothesis: Capacitance

<t>While we're on the subject and my brain is ticking I might as well toss a couple of thoughts out. <br/> <br/> If Deuterium loading is causing an expansion of the palladium lattice then you may have the opportunity for microscopic piezoelectric regions. Localized capacitance of isolated palladium ...
by Chris Trent
Sat May 16, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Ion Gun Design and Construction (& FAQs)
Topic: Moderator please remove this message thread
Replies: 7
Views: 4692

Re: Cold Ion Gun

<t>Not quite, <br/> <br/> The mean free path is the average distance that the particle will travel between collisions, or in this case how far it will travel before the first collision.<br/> <br/> What Frank is pointing out in a nutshell is that 99%+ of the alphas will simply zing right through and ...
by Chris Trent
Wed May 13, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Plasma Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

Re: Plasma Temperature

<t>Alfen waves are unrelated to POPS. <br/> <br/> I haven't taken a look at that in a while, but I seem to recall that POPS was simulation backed by experimental data.<br/> <br/> They didn't come anywhere close to order of magnitude differences, but explored a novel theory and new technique. It migh...
by Chris Trent
Tue May 12, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Plasma Temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 3019

Re: Plasma Temperature

<r>It's been measured in a variety of ways, most commonly by measuring the potential between the grids, which translates directly into the acceleration imparted to the particles crossing between them. (Electron Volts can be translated directly into temperature, Google Boltzman constant or check Wiki...