Solid state bombardment fusion

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Re: Solid state bombardment fusion

Post by Tom Dressel » Thu Nov 01, 2001 12:31 am

Another approach would be to use a sphere mounted in the center of the inner grid made of sintered palladium, this would in theory have a huge surface area as compared to a solid or a hollow sphere, and could carry a larger charge of deuterium.

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Re: Solid state bombardment fusion

Post by DaveC » Sat Nov 03, 2001 6:57 am

Why not simply evaporate a very thin coating of Palladium onto a roughened surface to make the bombardment target?

Because of Palladium's high evaporation temp, you would probably need to electron beam evaporate it, but you dont need much since a few KEV Deuteron will not penetrate the substrate, to any great extent...

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Re: Solid state bombardment fusion-Could try Rhodium??

Post by guest » Sun Nov 04, 2001 9:37 am

Over the years I've had various bit of contacts and homemade jewellery plated in rhodium using an "electroless" liquid plating solution that doesn't require an electric current. Rhodium is a sister metal to platinum and palladium so it should have a similar effect, but failing that I'm sure there's platium plating solutions out there somewhere. These metals have very high melting points ans so might be useful for the grid wires too.

just my two cents worth
Mark H

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