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by Trent Carter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: 1D Cathode with Neutron Run
Replies: 3
Views: 586

1D Cathode with Neutron Run

... like the Microlux Micro-Mark. Then buy an X-Y bed and a machine vice. I recommend buying very ... on a dremel and brush the welds shiny. Wear safety goggles or you will lose an eye. Brass dremel ... spot where most chambers are making little x-rays but you can make and detect Neutrons. Its a ...
by Liam David
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Images du Jour
Topic: I'm back, and fusing
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

I'm back, and fusing

... with the scores of youngsters who arrive here excited but fade away having failed to achieve fusion ... with the central axis 4" from the grid. X-rays beam out of the viewports over ~12kV so I have ... I got the hang of it. As mentioned before the safety features of the Spellman supply can be ...
by Richard Hull
Wed May 29, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Columbus-I Pinch Tube Build
Replies: 31
Views: 16956

Re: Columbus-I Pinch Tube Build

... system at elevated voltages the X-ray pulse will be fearsome!!! Remember!!! The ... of experiment as it is, as usual, all about safety from X-rays and not neutrons. Richard Hull
by Dennis P Brown
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 6
Views: 4896

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... by that name. As soon as anyone in admin or safety googles that word, then nuclear fusion, neutrons and possibly x-rays source will appear. That will set off red flags. Call the ...
by Dennis P Brown
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor
Replies: 45
Views: 13718

Re: Construction of Neutron Grade Fusor

Don't get discouraged. You are making excellent progress - like getting the plasma under ... no holding the neutron detector) will provide safety (and again, do not sit so the lower body gets x-rays!) A simple metal stand is far too easy to construct ...
by Enzo Carter
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 3979

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... is that they would be the same because an X-ray is created by an exelorated electron that ... slate tile, but for now i will use lead for X-rays and acrylic for high voltage safety. making the acrylic shield today. as for material ...
by Robert Dwyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Neutrons, Radiation, and Detection (& FAQs)
Topic: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?
Replies: 24
Views: 8133

Re: How to figure out the specs of old Rigaku scintillation tube probe?

The radiation safety aspect of operating such a supply cannot be overstated. At 50kv and 300ma the amount of x-rays produced in a typical fusor will be copious and lethal. At 50kv ...
by Enzo Carter
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 3979

I made the forum recommended changes and added a Turbo pump

... generate!! I added a second ground strap for safety I am now using the mirror and have the fusor ... forms also added a geiger counter but had no X-rays i added a turbo pump so i can get the vacuum below ...
by Samuel Low
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations
Replies: 6
Views: 4896

Re: Fusors and Maxwell's Equations

... of explosions (or implosions) rattle in the minds of folks in the safety department or the facilities management department who do not come ... in series! Jesus! They thought that demo fusors would output neutron rays and vaporise people like the atom bomb Hiroshima or Nagasaki! When I ...
by Jim Kovalchick
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode
Replies: 12
Views: 3979

Re: Creation, usage, and destruction of a cathode

... safe. I would like to offer an important safety tip to keep you and others out of trouble. ... have a tendency to pop off when you least expect it. If it does when you are applying voltage ... without a camera means exposing yourself to x-rays when you start using higher voltage. Good luck, ...