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    I’ve spent most of the afternoon scanning pictures of my accelerator taken when it was down for maintenance. It’s much cooler looking than an Orbo so I thought I’d stick some pics up here. We can’t run it off a D cell though…













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    Some basement you got there! ;^)
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Just hang on a bit there, Hairy. You'll soon be able to run it off an orbo (I typed oboe, but I guess it doesn't really make much difference). You'll save oodles!
    • CommentAuthorcwatters
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Is that tachoman hiding in the corner?
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    Posted By: AngusJust hang on a bit there, Hairy. You'll soon be able to run it off an orbo (I typed oboe, but I guess it doesn't really make much difference). You'll save oodles!


    That'll be useful. We had an efficiency drive at the university recently and we were admonished because our building uses a large amount of electricity for its floor area. The fact that our building contains 2 particle accelerators didn't seem to figure into the assessment.

    Posted By: cwattersIs that tachoman hiding in the corner?


    We use Labview I’m afraid. I hope Stoern never find out about it or tacho will be swiftly out of a job.
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      CommentAuthorpcstru
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Nice. But Hairy - an espresso machine need not be quite so complicated.
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    Mega-Drool! The Goddamitron!

    What's the operating voltage?
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    more than 1.5 v
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    Posted By: alsetalokinMega-Drool! The Goddamitron!

    What's the operating voltage?


    2.8MV but, more impressively, we run at 1mA of proton current.

    Doesn't make coffee sadly. Just lots of neutrons.
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    wow 28 Kw impressive power supply.
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    That's some current all right. That's your beamline and target on the bottom? What's in the box?

    What's the insulating gas and pressure in the vessel?

    (I'm asking because we just took delivery on a 1.8 MV VDG proton accelerator with beamline, steering magnets and the whole schmeer, and I'm going to have to assemble it this spring.)
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    The box is our target and moderator assembly. Copper backed lithium target surrounded by a load of graphite and Fluental. Our target cooling system comes up from underneath - submerged jet heavy water.

    We use SF6 but I'm not sure what pressure off the top of my head- I'll try and remember to check for you tomorrow. The insulating gas has been our big problem recently actually; we finally accumulated a few too many impurities and had a few big arcs across the rectifier stack. It's being replaced next month.

    You'll have fun bolting all that lot together!
    • CommentAuthornycbon
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Posted By: hairykrishna
    Posted By: alsetalokinMega-Drool! The Goddamitron!

    What's the operating voltage?


    2.8MV but, more impressively, we run at 1mA of proton current.

    Doesn't make coffee sadly. Just lots of neutrons.


    Unfortunately a far cry from the 1.21 gigawatts needed for time travel :-(
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    Posted By: AngusJust hang on a bit there, Hairy. You'll soon be able to run it off an orbo (I typed oboe, but I guess it doesn't really make much difference). You'll save oodles!


    The only difference is an Oboe uses a double reed.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Posted By: Knuckles OToole
    Posted By: AngusJust hang on a bit there, Hairy. You'll soon be able to run it off an orbo (I typed oboe, but I guess it doesn't really make much difference). You'll save oodles!


    The only difference is an Oboe uses a double reed.


    You can probably find space for a double reed in a Cockcroft-Walton
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      CommentAuthorQuanten
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Woot. the best stuff of the day. nice pic. Sometimes such pic & story make me wish I stayed in research...
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Hes built the first Warp Drive Tube! lol
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      CommentAuthorlegendre
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    Wow, cool beans.. and I think I see a few thermionic devices in there.

    What are their functions - the vacuum tubes, I mean?
    • CommentAuthorspinner
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    So, how are you doing, Legendre?
    Any comments about the latest demo?
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      CommentAuthormrflora
    • CommentTimeDec 16th 2009
     
    two questions for HK:

    (1) How much did it cost?

    (2) What is it being used for?

    Regards,
    M.R.F.