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Archived - Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:48 pm
by fpg
Here is some pictures I took on my demo fusor with 2 different inner grids. I used to have a really nasty leak but a little bit of vacuum grease fixed it.

I used a 2 cfm 2 stagepump with a ultimate vacuum of 15 microns.

It was interesting to see an electronbeam bouncing of the cathode as you can see in the first picture.

(I feel rather comfortable with the electronbeams hitting the glass bowl since the glass is pretty thick but I always use goggles and gloves just in case)

Fredrik Parnefjord Gustafsson

Re: Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:34 am
by John Futter
Fredrik
Sorry with HEAS and the noise on the site recently your efforts have been overlooked

Well done
Hope this enthuses you to go for the goal "Fusion" ie neutrons

What you have achieved is special there are not many that have got this far "Plasma Club" I hope Richard adds your effort to this

keep up the good work

Re: Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:36 am
by fpg
Thanks

As many other on this forum I will not stop until I have made fusion. I have already collected all the parts needed for my Fusor 2 and I´m currently searching for a company which can weld the parts in place.

About a week ago I visited the nearby National Electron Accelerator Laboratory for
Synchrotron Radiation Research called MAX-lab. A professor in accelerator physics was more than happy to show me around the facility and answer all of my questions. Since they used BTI bubble detectors they said I could borrow one when I needed it. They kindly gave me a 2-3/4 cf viewport with a very tiny crack, he said it would probably work just fine if i put some vacuum grease on the crack. They also told me that if it was anything more I needed I could just call them. I were not allowed to take any photos but here is a link: http://www.maxlab.lu.se/


Kind regards,

Fredrik Parnefjord Gustafsson

Re: Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:53 pm
by Starfire
I second Johns comments - a step along the road to Neutrons and a good effort - good luck and success with the next step.

Re: Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:10 pm
by Richard Hull
Really nice start, Fredrik. I notice you are using the Meiro grid. Cool. I am going to add your name to the plasma club.

Richard Hull

Re: Plasma pictures from sweden

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:43 pm
by fpg
Thanks Richard it is indeed a pleasure for me to join the plasma club.