Raymond Jimenez’s Amateur Nuclear Fusion

August 2, 2011 | Amateur Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

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 – Lulu.com

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.


Comment from Kevin
Time 8/5/2011 at 2:50 am

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