Demo. Inertial Electrostatic Confinement Nuclear Fusion Reactor
Updated: Jul 12, 2019
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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 to expensive at the time to purchase a capable vacuum chamber to conduct the experiment efficiently and safely (neutron radiation protection).
I was also officially added to the Fusor.net Fusioneer Plasma Club!
Presentation to Engineering Student Body during freshman year