[EMS Discuss] inertial electrostatic confinement fusion reactor

Rick Osgood rick at eugenemakerspace.com
Fri Feb 14 11:54:42 PST 2014

Ben that is so freaking cool looking.  If that's the only reason this
project happens it will be enough.

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM, Darrell Perko <dperko at efn.org> wrote:

> Tiny demons with flashlights can be helpful as well.  Or can they be?  I'm
> uncertain.
> On 2/14/2014 11:28 AM, Tom Conlin 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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