Demo. Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
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I worked on this project throughout high school and my first year of undergrad. What this project attempted to accomplish is test different inner grid designs for this demonstration inertial electrostatic confinement fusor. This demo uses a 15kV neon sign transformer to excite and ionize atmospheric particles in the confined vacuum of the chamber. It was originally designed to use Deuterium, an isotope of Hydrogen used to achieve proper fusion, however, it was deemed too expensive at the time to purchase a capable vacuum chamber to experiment efficiently and safely (neutron radiation protection).
Presentation to Engineering Student Body during freshman year