IEC Fusion Records

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Liam David
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Just for reference, these are the highest D-D neutron yields I've found in the literature for a typical glow discharge device. Screenshot from https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-52173-6

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15kw, 20kw and 6.4kw power supplies needed to do this work respectively. Wow! We are way out of that league!
I have run up to 1kw on one occasion but my best runs are at about 45kv@ 16ma, (720 watts)

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Amazing that they did not fry their grids. I don't dare go above 1 KW input on my fusor.
The more reactive the materials, the more spectacular the failures.
The testing isn't over until the prototype is destroyed.
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These are not wire grids. They use machined pieces and flat washer type grids.

Larger diameter plasma electrodes also allow for much higher power inputs. Pointed electrodes individually can also be configured to be not such a point and get some pretty high powers. See Sanns and Rosenstiel respectively.
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