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Re: starship-design: X-rays


>I've thought about it, and don't like the idea of getting cancer, so
>will the radiation flux be safer if I reduce voltage to 100KVDC with a
>current of 400microamperes? Would .5 inches of lead shield this?

If my data is correct, that should weaken the intensity by more than 5,000
Less than (0.1 absorbed Joule)/(kg of body weight) is assumed to do no
direct harm. But once again the less the better.

Note: I use Joule, that's power integrated over time. Watching your
experiment for shorter periods makes it less harmful.

As Steve mentioned, and like I wrote you before, if there are no sparks,
there also will be few Xrays.