Short Film on Carl's Fusor

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mattman
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Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby mattman » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:03 pm

Carl has built a fusor in his basement, in Washington state. It can:

1. Run at room temperatures.

2. Do ~1E6 fusions per second.

3. Fuse atoms for hours.

Here is a short film covering this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfZCOsB ... e=youtu.be

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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby ladajo » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:42 pm

Now this is really interesting. The fact that he is not heating the inner grids is huge. I would love to see more info on his geometry.

I have to wonder how it would scale.
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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby mattman » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:44 pm


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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby swamijake » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:34 pm

Thanks Mattman,

Carl is great. Teaching kids how science can be awesome, showing the community that not all neutrons are scary, and generally building real cool things in the basement. Go Carl Go!

Oh, and the group is getting novel results which they publish.

Cheers!

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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby Enginerd » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:53 pm

I assume this is a Farnsworth-Hirsch fusor variant. How are the grids arranged to produce such a linear plasma configuration? Does the geometry cause the neutrons to also be emitted linearly along the beam, or are they still pretty much fired everywhere? If production is linear, this would make this a really neat neutron source... Since the grid is not heating up, despite continuous operation, how is this being cooled?
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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby swamijake » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:44 pm

Northwest Nuclear Consortium is Carl and team's website.

[url]http://lobby.nwnc.us.com/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx
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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby KitemanSA » Fri Oct 31, 2014 7:35 am

swamijake wrote:Northwest Nuclear Consortium is Carl and team's website.

http://lobby.nwnc.us.com/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx

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Re: Short Film on Carl's Fusor

Postby mattman » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:48 pm

Carl is using really nice tungsten cathodes. He has photos. It is a very basic design, not a cage.


When I saw this I jumped out of my chair.

- Room Temperature.
- For Hours continuously
- 1E6 fusions per second.


Imagine if the polywell ran like this - holy shit


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