[ RadSafe ] RE: radsafe Digest, Vol 70, Issue 5

Shawn Hughes (Road2) srh at esper.com
Thu Nov 23 10:02:55 CST 2006

Which begs the question; how does one, not affiliated with any legit
research facility, obtain deuterium?

Shawn R. Hughes
Special Projects Consultant
near Oak Ridge, Tennessee


Message: 7
Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2006 08:51:50 +1100
From: "Peter Thomas" <Peter.Thomas at arpansa.gov.au>
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Reactor in the Basement!
To: "Kristian Ukkonen" <kristian.ukkonen at iki.fi>, <radsafe at radlab.nl>
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Kristian Ukkonen wrote (inter alia):

>The "flash" is actually a beatiful "star" in the middle
>of the vacuum chamber with the electrostatic confinement electrodes,
and it stays there - ie. not any flash but a plasma lasting as long  >as
there is the high-voltage.

This is something I'm not very clear on.  Is there a difference between
a discharge and a plasma?  Inside the central electrode I imagine that
the electric potential is fairly flat but it's sitting at -20 to -50 kV
relative to the grounded chamber, throw in some low pressure gas and you
have a Crookes tube.  A lot of these guys test their set-ups with
nitrogen before they run with deuterium, do they still get the pretty
"star" with non-fusing gases?
Peter Thomas
Medical Physics Section

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