Vacuum Gauge Data

July 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

One of the main features of the Fusor is remote operation, or as close to that as is possible without a huge amount of extra work.  I should be able to operate the Fusor without having to reach in and physically adjust or observe anything directly i.e. operate it while […]

Irregular Gaskets

June 30, 2017 at 3:27 pm

I ran into a bit of trouble recently with an irregularly sized conflat port, still working through it: In pulling a vacuum in a chamber, it must be sealed from the surrounding atmosphere/air. Otherwise the outside air will keep rushing in (a leak) as the vacuum pump(s) work and there’ll […]

Batch of New Parts

September 5, 2014 at 11:02 pm

It’s been quite a while since my last post, but lots of new parts.  All the main parts (pumps, chamber, power supply, deuterium, neutron detection system) have either arrived or are ordered, meaning that all that is left are some small parts which are mostly on the way too.  Everything […]

More Parts And Funding Achieved!

August 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Great news – I received a donation last Friday which was enough to fulfil the funding goal of €10,000!  This is brilliant news as it means the Fusor build should be relatively smooth from here on.  Thanks again to every single person who has made this possible – all those […]

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 […]

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 […]