posted on Dec, 19 2019 @ 06:14 PM
Today I started the disassembly of the original plasma vortex nucleonic reactor prototype to recover the anode material which is a very rare one of a
kind alloy material at the moment.
I took a closeup of the dismounted anode. The dark spots were formed where the hydrogen plasma vortex drilled into the anode.
The anode weight is about 94g
I will likely remove the material from the fusion sites to obtain samples of the fusion products for SEM analysis. This should also provide enough
material to analyze the anode composition. That should leave 90 grams of anode material after I remove the oxide layer.
I am thinking I will use this to form 9 x 10-gram anodes. One for testing and the other 8 for the ion engines. I will recycle the reaction chamber for
the vacuum testing of the prototype and engines for functioning at a low vacuum simulating the 550 kilometer LEO environment.
I did a short video clip with the rundown on what I am doing now. It should be ready to view in a minute or 2.
Video of the disassembly of the plasma vortex nucleonic reactor for testing and recycling.
edit on 12/19/2019 by machineintelligence because: added content