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Raymond Jimenez’s Amateur Nuclear Fusion

While looking up some references on amateur nuclear fusion (don't ask!) I found that Raymond Jimenez had written a cute 40 page book on his own experiments with a Farnsworth Fusor. You can apparently order a dead tree version from Lulu for $12.50, but it's also available as a free download.

Raymond Jimenez's Storefront -

Best quote:

Deuterium is an easy gas to obtain. I submitted an order with Matheson Tri-Gas: a couple of phone calls and parental approval were all it took.

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  1. I could find no reference in modern literature, but I played around with an homemade X-ray machine. A tube with a mercury wetted cathode (circa 1935) a high voltage power supply (guts from a 50’s old TV Bud gave me), and a piece of aluminum foil on the anode. It was enough to X-Ray a guppie in a contact print. Theoretically, it probably released a few neutrons.

    Sorry about the radiation Bro


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