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by Todd Massure
Thu May 08, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: Other Forms of Fusion - Theory, Construction, Discussion, URLs
Topic: Hostile against magnetic confinement.
Replies: 16
Views: 7339

Re: Hostile against FUSION

<r>I for one am not at all against fusion via a partially or fully magnetically controlled/confined process.<br/> <br/> I just like to root for the underdog.<br/> <br/> I'm sure everyone here will be more than happy to know that we can all join the ITER fan club now!<br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www....
by Todd Massure
Fri May 02, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Scattering theory.
Replies: 18
Views: 8332

Re: Scattering theory.

Hi Chris,
It sounds like we might be working on the same thing here. I'm going to send you an email.

Todd Massure
by Todd Massure
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: NST GFCI "work around"?
Replies: 9
Views: 7161

Re: NST GFCI "work around"?

<t>Hmmm, it seemed like it was acting kind of odd!<br/> I think it gives those initial bursts just to energize the gas tube in a sign, but that's all it will allow.<br/> <br/> So are you suggesting to just try putting a 500k ohm resistor between the knobs and see if it trips?<br/> <br/> Not to get t...
by Todd Massure
Mon Mar 03, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: NST GFCI "work around"?
Replies: 9
Views: 7161

Re: NST GFCI "work around"?

<t>Thanks Ben.<br/> Richard I did read that post in the files section a few days ago. Lots of great info there.<br/> <br/> So Richard, you said that the GFI types are ok to use on a fusor and I'm assuming you are talking about even if they are rectified. Is this because a NST generally won't give en...
by Todd Massure
Sun Mar 02, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: NST GFCI "work around"?
Replies: 9
Views: 7161

Re: NST GFCI "work around"?

<t>I've done a little more searching on the site that Jon suggested (thanks Jon) etc. and I haven't seen that anyone has done the type of thing that I was thinking of. I believe that a typical GFCI (or GFI) circuit is just meant to trip when it senses a sudden peak in current so it seems like someth...
by Todd Massure
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:25 am
Forum: High Voltage - Fusor Input Power (& FAQs)
Topic: NST GFCI "work around"?
Replies: 9
Views: 7161

NST GFCI "work around"?

<t>With the new type of NSTs available with the dreaded GFCI circuit built in, I was wondering if there is a way of doing sort of a buffer between a DC rectified NST and the output so that the GFCI wouldn't ever detect an arc that would trip the circuit. Maybe a resistor to a capacitor and then on t...
by Todd Massure
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Helmholtz coil modification
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

Re: Helmholtz coil modification

<t>Mitchell,<br/> I revised my first statement to read;<br/> <br/> I think that would work quite well to confine either electrons or positive nuclei, but not both at the same time.<br/> <br/> What I'm saying is that negatively charged strips at the ends would help confine the electrons, but it would...
by Todd Massure
Sat Feb 16, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: Helmholtz coil modification
Replies: 10
Views: 4539

Re: Helmholtz coil modification

<t>I think that would work quite well to confine either electrons or positive nuclei, but not both at the same time.<br/> <br/> In case you are thinking of using this configuration for fusion - this would not work for plasma confinement. What you show looks very much like the "magnetic bottle" confi...
by Todd Massure
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Fusor and/or General Fusion Theory (& FAQs)
Topic: megawatts will thermalize
Replies: 20
Views: 7047

Re: megawatts will thermalize

Or maybe thermalizing could be avoided by using some sort of fast pulse design like Larry Leins was working on?

Todd Massure
by Todd Massure
Fri Dec 21, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Fusor Construction & Operation (& FAQs)
Topic: Recommendations for supplier of indium foil?
Replies: 8
Views: 4657

Recommendations for supplier of indium foil?

<t>I'm planning on purchasing some indium foil soon and wondered if anyone can point me in the direction of someone who has good prices & selection. I'm looking for minimum of 2 sheets of at least 5" x 5".<br/> <br/> No one online seems to have much in the way of prices or what products are avai...