# Fusion for students

1. Oct 23, 2008

### Urvabara

What is the cheapest possible neutron detector? Are there any cheap detectors (for students)?

What is the cheapest possible X-ray detector?

What is the cheapest possible vacuum pump? How noisy are they? I mean: Does the pumping noise disturb the wall neighbours?

Are there any other ways to tell that the nuclear FUSION reaction has happened except the neutron gain?

How much does deuterium cost? Is it the only possible fusionable matter in the market a student can buy?

2. Oct 23, 2008

### Urvabara

I need a vacuum of $$10^{-3}$$ torrs.

PS. Where can I buy deuterium lump (Pycnodeuterium)? I think it would be more easier to handle than deuterium gas.

3. Oct 23, 2008

### Nomy-the wanderer

Out of curiosity may I ask you; why do you wanna buy the stuff??

4. Oct 24, 2008

### Urvabara

Do you know Fusor? It's possible to build one, even high school kids have.

5. Nov 28, 2008