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by 3l
Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: Magnetic flux compression generator for a pulsed fusor?
Replies: 5
Views: 3469

Re: Magnetic flux compression generator for a pulsed fusor?

<t>The trouble starts with the noise factor.<br/> You can create explosions in the chamber using acetylene and oxigen. Thats what the Univerity of Oklahoma did for a while. Make sure you know what your in for if you do.<br/> Even the non explosive forms are noisy.<br/> Homopolar generators can repli...
by 3l
Thu Jan 09, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: neon transformer experimental paper
Replies: 4
Views: 2601

Re: neon transformer experimental paper

<t>That paper confirmed what I had found when I tried to use neon formers for pulse work. Bad... very bad.<br/> But make it an LRC circuit and the performance hits the floor rapidly. My neons are only suitable for induction heating and some trigger work only.<br/> Thanx for the paper.<br/> <br/> Lar...
by 3l
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: z-pinch instabilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Re: z-pinch instabilities

<t>Yep that is the advantage to pulsing in a symetrical containment grid. You get the same effects as the<br/> DPF but it is not asymetrical as in the usual Mather Type DPF. By being nice and round rather than a lozenge shape charge and current is evenly distributed, and does not have to rearrange d...
by 3l
Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: cusp field on point-like grids and their relevance to IEC
Replies: 21
Views: 7299

Re: cusp field on point-like grids and their relevance to IEC

<t>The electrons carry away energy that could be used to heat the plasma and maintain fusion. Almost all the xrays of inertial confiment come from errant electrons that hit the shell of the device making radiation. So the less xray the better your containment is.<br/> <br/> Fusion is fun!<br/> Larry...
by 3l
Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: z-pinch instabilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Re: z-pinch instabilities

<t>They ran a z-pinch device at Los Alamos, Sandia, and LLNL They had a 1.5 meter in diameter unit for their z-pinch work. That unit achieved a neutron number at 10^21 neutrons but the cost was about a magnitude higher than a small reactor system of the same yield.<br/> Worst yet it took about 30 Gw...
by 3l
Mon Jan 06, 2003 9:59 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: z-pinch instabilities
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Re: z-pinch instabilities

<r>Z-pinches date from the 1960's.<br/> Mather did the work in the US.<br/> Sorry kids the work is just in books.<br/> No internet when the work was done.<br/> The instability you seek is what happens when the the fusor ball is out of wack. The other name for it is the flute instability..... ions ar...
by 3l
Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:14 pm
Forum: Interesting Links
Topic: Heavy Water source
Replies: 5
Views: 2739

Re: Heavy Water source

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by 3l
Sun Jan 05, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: All-In-One Detector Board
Replies: 26
Views: 5640

Re: All-In-One Detector Board

Hi Richard:

How much is it going to cost per board?
How many need to sign on for it to happen?
How much will the parts cost?
I want to budget it in.....Thanx

Fusion is fun!
Larry Leins
Fusion Tech
by 3l
Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: High Voltage Capacitor Safety :{
Replies: 0
Views: 1648

High Voltage Capacitor Safety :{

<t>So you want to do pulsed work huh?<br/> <br/> High energy capacitors are kinda tricky and need special measures.<br/> Let's say you get one charged and want to get it safe again....what do you do?<br/> <br/> #1 Don't be crazy and try to short discharge the caps.<br/> They can blow apart for one.<...
by 3l
Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:18 pm
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: All-In-One Detector Board
Replies: 26
Views: 5640

Re: All-In-One Detector Board

Put me on the list Richard.
I love to wind my own.
Humm would pay for a packet of parts if possible.
Thanx
Larry Leins
Fusion Tech