[EMS Discuss] inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor

Ellery Weber ellery at elleryweber.com
Fri Feb 14 11:37:41 PST 2014


This is something I would definitely be interested in
On Feb 14, 2014 11:34 AM, "Ben Hallert" <ben at hallert.net> wrote:

> Awesome, Tom, thanks!  Like I said, I'm still scoping out the project.
> I've got a lead on possible local sources for most of what I need, just
> have to figure out a few specifics.
>
> For anyone interested in seeing how do-able this is, here's a good writeup
> in MakeZine:
>
> http://makezine.com/projects/make-36-boards/nuclear-fusor/
>
> How cool would it be to add 'built fusion reactor at the EMS' to the
> checklist of cool projects?  :)
>
> Ben
>
> - Ben
>
>
> 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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