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Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by KJNW » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:27 pm

Happy Thanksgiving from the North West Nuclear Consortium to one and all at FUSOR.NET!

For us, it has been a great year of growth, and we certainly hope that in the remaining days, we can complete the work we are involved in regarding our new transformer. To see what that might be, your just going to have to read our news letter (attached)
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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by John Taylor » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:54 pm

Hilarious photo!!!!

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by Richard Hull » Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:56 pm

Fabulous and exciting work for high school students! Continue with the great work.

It's nice to see that so many of your graduates have gone on to higher education, but wasn't that the whole idea? You were successful!

Your program is a great inspiration and model for others to follow.

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by Jim Kovalchick » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:22 pm

Nice newsletter. Congratulations on the zero exposure achievement. I think ALARA is important especially when working with young students like yours.

I'm thinking of telling my Thanksgiving meal guests that we got the bird cooking idea from your picture on the fusor forum this year. More turkey for me I think.

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Post by Jerry Biehler » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:34 am

That thing is going to outgas forever...

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by Steven Sesselmann » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:47 am


Assuming you have already defrosted that thing, what would be the exposure needed to cook that thing from zero degrees to 100 C˚?

Working on 4.18 J/gr/C˚, that would be 4.18J * 4kg * 100C˚ = 1.6 MJ

So since 1 Gy = 1J/kg, and one Gy is about 100 rem you need to give that thing about 160 million rem, but do choose the voltage carefully, at less than 10kV you are likely to burn the outside and leave the inside uncooked, go much over 100kV and it is likely that most of the energy is wasted.

My best guess is around 45 kV, at about 1amp current for 60 minutes.

That new transformer should handle it quite well.

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https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steven_Sesselmann - Various papers and patents on RG

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Re: Happy Thanksgiving.

Post by Tyler Christensen » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:50 am

For the record, 208 3-phase does not cook a turkey well at all.

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