Saturday, January 13, 2018

Building Your Own Nuclear Reactor?

I have bought chalcopyrite (Bronze Age copper ore) and cassiterite (Bronze Age tin ore) as well as tin and bronze online of late for my Western Civ class, and I am as usual amazed by what you can buy on eBay, like cadmium rods:
8.5oz (240g) Pure Cadmium Metal Sticks 99.9962% Element Sample Rod (~1/4 kg)
Okay, really tiny.  How big a reactor were you going to build?

1 comment:

  1. You will also need graphite blocks and perhaps a supply of heavy water. Wonder if they still make that in Norway? The uranium you can probably dig up in your back yard, western states have a higher concentration then most areas, hence the higher radium counts in people's basements.