A new use for the Farnsworth Fusor?

If polywell fusion is developed, in what ways will the world change for better or worse? Discuss.

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A new use for the Farnsworth Fusor?

Postby DR.ZARKOF » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:59 pm


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Postby kunkmiester » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:39 am

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Re: A new use for the Farnsworth Fusor?

Postby D Tibbets » Sat Aug 15, 2009 4:06 am

To error is human... and I'm very human.

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Postby DR.ZARKOF » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:40 pm

OK. So there is no hope of using this idea as a power source. But what about as a gamma ray source? Could it produce enough radiation to be useful in things like food sterilization, medical radiation treatments or finding microfractures in steel and concrete?

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Postby kunkmiester » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:50 pm

One plan was to take a tank, and line it with a whole bunch of fusors. These would be providing extra neutrons, burning the fission fuel in the middle more efficiently. This can also burn fuels that cannot fission in a traditional reactor.

Variations on this use different neutron sources, but anywhere a good neutron source would help, a fusor is an effective way to get neutrons.
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Postby D Tibbets » Tue Aug 18, 2009 12:00 am

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