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by FAMULUS
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: Mark Suppes talk @ Lift conference
Replies: 26
Views: 17219

where's mark?

Hey guys, As you guessed I have run out of money (shocker!) I've been working fulltime for the last few months. My most immediate goal is to run the sydney experiment again but with a hot cathode electron gun and nothing else (no deuterium). Characterize how changes in the electron beam and magnets ...
by FAMULUS
Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus fusion
Replies: 65
Views: 22827

Electron Guns

I'm actually working with two different electron guns. The first gun is based on the original Sydney experiment. It looks like this: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TLbB9gyjufe7xWmuPdH-2w?feat=directlink This gun requires a low pressure gas to operate. The second gun is based on a CRT. Looks l...
by FAMULUS
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus fusion
Replies: 65
Views: 22827

Fresh Data

by FAMULUS
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus fusion
Replies: 65
Views: 22827

supports are ceramic, coil formers are teflon. brackets are aluminum, the screws will all be stainless in the end.
by FAMULUS
Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus fusion
Replies: 65
Views: 22827

Yup.

I'm doing the final fit and finish for the whole experiment:

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/0 ... directlink
by FAMULUS
Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Famulus fusion
Replies: 65
Views: 22827

FIXED

The vacuum system is working!!!!!!!

Now for the sydney experiment.

http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2011/02/17/fixed/
by FAMULUS
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

ruby code for above calculations: #!ruby def body(minor_radius) # units in mm # minor_radius = 10.0 # major_radius = 100 tape_major = 4.0 tape_minor = 0.055 we rasterize the radius of the circle to the thickness of the YBCO, then we solve for the intersecrion of the each slice line and the circle sl...
by FAMULUS
Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

M.Simon: Assuming the donut hole is 1/3 the size of the donut... I calculated the following donut sizes: Smaller size is more cost efficient. minor_radius:2.0 mm tape dimentions: 4.0 mm by 0.3 mm major_outside_diameter:12.0 mm TURNS:2.0 critical_current: 80.0 amps Ampturns:160.0 b_field_at_center_of...
by FAMULUS
Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Tom,

I'm using YBCO which seems to be capable of high magnetic fields:


http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/mediacenter/n ... gust7.html


also, thanks for the mention!
by FAMULUS
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Superconducting Magnet Victory
Replies: 22
Views: 6357

Superconducting Magnet Victory

I just put a superconducting magnet into a persistent state:

http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2 ... t-success/
by FAMULUS
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: Promethius Fusion Makes The BBC
Replies: 55
Views: 11868

This story gets into more depth:

http://gizmodo.com/5570817/no-sleep-til-fusion
by FAMULUS
Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fresh horses
Replies: 39
Views: 35251

Finally got a copy of LabView:

http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/2 ... 8/labview/

rschaffer8: not a bad idea. I always strive to be entertaining if nothing else.
by FAMULUS
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fresh horses
Replies: 39
Views: 35251

In response to the feedback about readability, I've updated the blogs theme:

That, and I felt like a change!

http://prometheusfusionperfection.com/
by FAMULUS
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fresh horses
Replies: 39
Views: 35251

Aero: yes, the big problem is long term funding. I agree that Obama's election campaign is the model to follow for large scale community fundraising. And essentially I've started that process on a small scale with the kickstrarter fundraiser we just completed. From my perspective, the only real curr...
by FAMULUS
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Fresh horses
Replies: 39
Views: 35251

Rcain: sensors: pressure from ion gauge. Flow rate from mass flow controller. Voltage and current reading from Glassman. However I think this outputs on the glassman are wildly miscalibrated. Furthermore I cannot send this unit to glassman for calibration because it's part of a varian electron micro...