FAQ - The fusor and its fusion energy produced- (a Must read)

If you wonder how/why fusion works, or how/why the Fusor works, look here first.
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FAQ - The fusor and its fusion energy produced- (a Must read)

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:10 pm

The fusor does fusion.........As such, there is fusion energy produced, it is real and calculable.

We are constantly asked about the fusion energy produced by the process of fusion in our fusors, and the conversion of it to a useful form. Some few, uniformed "newbies", arrive here thinking they are going to make a usable source of fusion energy. To dispel any misconceptions, the discussion below will tell the tale.

Fusion energy.........

There is no fusion energy that you can collect from a successful, working fusor!
The fusion energy produced in a functioning fusor is far too sparse in nature. The fusion energy is lost in the noise and waste electrical energy needed to produce it. This, currently, is also true even at the 1 billion dollar level of investment in all nuclear fusion reactors.

All of the real energy within the working fusor assembly is due to net loss required to initiate the fusion process. (Energy that is wasted.) This is mostly due to ion bombardment of the grid, electron bombardment and failed neutrals slamming into the shell or body of the fusion chamber.

You will place well over 400+ watts into the fusor from the wall outlet due to internal electrical demands required to actually do fusion. Perhaps another 400+ watts is needed to power the pumps and instrumentation to obtain and maintain the fusor's vacuum and monitor fusion.

The energy out of the fusor, solely due to fusion, is on the order of less that one micro watt. Thus, the net energy loss, when you are doing and measuring real fusion, is about a billion to one. ( A billion times more energy is needed to do fusion than the actual fusion energy which is being produced.)

Heat energy.........

The fusor actually gets too hot to touch during operation due solely to electrical losses. As a heat engine, the fusor is a simple space heater that gets all of its interior and exterior heat from the wall outlet with all the attendant loss and efficiency of a common home space heater. (which is typically very high in efficiency)


There is no way, under any possible circumstance or via any application of artifice, that a fusor can produce net fusion energy. Energy that is....

1. ......collectible
2. ......convertible to usable energy, be it heat or electrical in form.
3. ......become a useful source of nuclear fusion energy

The best to be hoped for is that you can show that real fusion is actually taking place and that you, with your own hands, and expenditure of treasure, have done fusion. If you go the long haul route and boost the input, the fusor can become a useful source of neutrons for simple activation and other amateur scientific experimentation projects. 95% of all successful fusioneers here have never reached a significant activation level. Why? For many, it is just the "goal of having done fusion". Experimentation with what they have made is the farthest thing from their minds....They move on...

Having a full understanding of the above, you may ask...."Why do this at all?" If, for you, this is a reasonable question, then you might just lack the drive and "pack the gear" needed to succeed in making a real fusor. You might just decide to move on....

Richard Hull
Progress may have been a good thing once, but it just went on too long. - Yogi Berra
Fusion is the energy of the future....and it always will be
Retired now...Doing only what I want and not what I should...every day is a saturday.

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