Fusion accomplished!

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Tman
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Fusion accomplished!

Post by Tman » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:18 am

finally!
After finally geting pressures in my chamber down to .5 microns.
And getting the deuterium input fixed. I had a run that lasted a unconstant few minutes, and got two bubbles on my 33bubble per mrem dosimeter. Voltage was around 30kv at 10-20microns with D2.
I have a bubble reader that make reading a little easier.
I'll post a more detailed follow up post later.
heres some pics
taking pictures of a monitor doesnt work well.

-Thiago Olson
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Re: Fusion accomplished!

Post by Carl Willis » Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:53 am

Thiago,

Congratulations on a well-earned success!

Neutron production will go up exponentially with voltage, and you should easily be able to get to 45 kV and into the 10^6 / sec range with your setup.

Some longer runs with the bubble dosimeter as close as you can practically get it will firm up exactly what production rate you're reaching in the current situation. There is no doubt you are producing neutrons at 30 kV, however.

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Carl
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Re: Fusion accomplished!

Post by Richard Hull » Thu Sep 21, 2006 1:19 pm

Great work Thiago. I will add you to the neutron club.

Thanks also for the recent opportunity to join in the BTI order you got started. You saved a few folks some money by making the minimum order.

Richard Hull
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Re: Fusion accomplished!

Post by MCL » Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:53 am

Hi Thiago;
Congratulations! Glad to see that you have achieved the
neutron milestone. Bravo.
I like your chamber and related setup - very clean and
well organized. I like that it can be moved.
It looks like you have a turbo-pump, but I can't tell
for sure. Does it work as expected? Any suggestions
or caveats that you can offer?
Anyway, you have built an impressive device, and I will
be interested in following your progress.
Best of luck as you proceed with development.
- Mark Langdon

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