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Emrys Peets
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Interesting Plasma

Post by Emrys Peets » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:26 am

Hi all!

After working out kinks in my vacuum, I decided to go for a test run with my tantalum spiral grid. I was able to get a hole threaded into my feedthrough and we have a replaceable grid system now (yes this grid is ugly).
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Post by Richard Hull » Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:35 am

Yes, ugly, but its working and that's the ticket.

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Re: Interesting Plasma

Post by Paul_Schatzkin » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:00 pm

Ugly? Who says?

I think whatever has function has beauty, regardless the aesthetic qualities, which are all subjective anyway.

The more novel approaches to this science we can encourage, the better,

And if it works, it's beautiful.

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Re: Interesting Plasma

Post by Emrys Peets » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:05 pm

Paul, I guess Richard agrees it's ugly. (but I love the plasma aesthetic)

We were having trouble winding the tantalum and couldn't get much uniformity, but I have some ideas to better wind. I also have an interesting grid concept using tungsten wire and tantalum knots. Pretty soon (next semester) we will start running simulations to optimize such parameters.

Ah, does this qualify my UT group for the plasma club?

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Re: Interesting Plasma

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 am

Your group has been added to the Plasma Club.

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Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
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