[EMS Discuss] inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor

Ben Hallert ben at hallert.net
Fri Feb 14 11:36:15 PST 2014


To use high-pressure as a substitute for vacuum forming, you'd need to
enclose the rest of the vacuform machine in a pressure casing.  Might be
easier to pull a vacuum from below.  :)

Ben

- Ben


On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM, Bob Miller <kbob at jogger-egg.com> wrote:

> 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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