[EMS Discuss] inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor

Bob Miller kbob at jogger-egg.com
Fri Feb 14 11:35:07 PST 2014


For vacuum forming, you just need a big healthy pressure differential
between the high pressure side and the low.

I wonder if you could do it with compressed air on the high pressure
side instead of vacuum on the low side...

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:33 AM, Rick Osgood <rick at eugenemakerspace.com> wrote:
> 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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