[EMS Discuss] inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor

Rick Osgood rick at eugenemakerspace.com
Fri Feb 14 11:33:07 PST 2014

Well you can see how little I know about this stuff.  That does sound more
advanced that what we are doing with our machine.

I also know some people in AZ who have been working on an electron scanning
microscope on and off for a few years.  I believe that required a good
vacuum and some intricate measurements.  Maybe they can help as well (at
least with advice and information).

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:28 AM, Tom Conlin <tomc at cs.uoregon.edu> wrote:

> Ben
> If you ever get serious I can get a hold of
> final stages vacuums and maybe the highvoltage
> and probably some awesome help.
> Rick a hard vacuum has fewer stray atoms in the volume
> suction can only go so far then you need tricks like cooling
> the atoms so they don't bounce around,
> or spraying them with oil that captures the stray atoms then falls down or
> good old fashioned hitting them with a bat and knocking them into a
> separate containment area.
> On 02/14/2014 10:58 AM, Benjamin Hallert wrote:
>> I'd need ~.025mm/mercury vacuum.  I've wanted to build a
>> Farnsworth/Hirsch inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor for
>> years, and once in a while the bug comes back to bite me.
>> Anyone here ever build one?  I suppose I should probably start a
>> separate thread for that at some point, right now I'm still sourcing
>> materials to see if I can afford it.
>> - Ben
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