JET Visit

August 5, 2017 at 8:58 pm

JET – Joint European Torus operates out of the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, CCFE in the U.K.  It’s between Cambridge and London. Mega Ampere Spherical Tokamak, MAST, also operates out of CCFE.  It’s a huge campus and JET is the largest fusion experiment in the world.  Excluding perhaps the […]

Some News

January 5, 2015 at 9:47 pm

I’m back from my 4+ month hiatus from updating this site…   A lot has happened since my last post (early September) and other than my Twitter, there’s been no mention of it on this site.  From now on, I’m going to focus on getting shorter, more frequent updates posted, […]

Fusion And The Forces

April 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Before I begin to talk about efficiency and the particle energies present inside the Fusor, I will give an introduction to fusion for those who do not have much knowledge on the subject.  There is a previous post here in which I explain how fusion occurs inside the Fusor, but it […]

How the Fusor works

September 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm

A Fusor works by making deuterium atoms fly towards each other in the middle of a stainless steel chamber.   Deuterium  is a gas that is very like hydrogen,  except that it has a neutron, I will explain this later.  A hollow, spherical  grid is placed in the centre of the chamber.  […]

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 […]