Instrumentation, gauges and other items

September 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm

There are a number of different types of instruments and gauges required to provide various measurements and counts in a Fusor along with a few other things.   Instruments and gauges needed: – Pressure gauges – Neutron detector – Oscilloscope – X-ray radiation detector – Safety: lead shielding – X-ray […]

Vacuum Chamber

September 9, 2013 at 8:45 pm

The vacuum chamber (approximate cost €400-1000) of the Fusor is where fusion takes place.  The chamber must be made of grade 306 stainless steel or higher. Between 100mm and 300mm is a good diameter for the chamber with between 150 mm and 200 mm being optimum, the chamber does not […]

Gas Line

September 8, 2013 at 8:48 pm

The gas line is basically the fuel supply line for the Fusor. It provides the deuterium atoms which fuse in the vacuum chamber in the form of deuterium gas. The equipment needed for the gas line is listed below.  Required pieces: – A tank or lecture bottle of deuterium – […]

Power Supply

September 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

 In the Fusor, a DC high voltage, low current supply is essential.  The voltage is used to create a massive potential difference between an inner grid placed inside the Fusor chamber and the chamber wall. The negative lead of a power supply is channelled through a feedthrough in one of […]

Vacuum System

September 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm

The vacuum line in the Fusor is used to evacuate the vacuum chamber to a high vacuum.  This then allows the deuterium atoms to move around easier.  Because of this, fusion is much more common, as the deuterium atoms do not hit into any oxygen, nitrogen, argon or other elements […]