Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Skipjack
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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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ZAP has updated their website:
https://www.zapenergyinc.com/
Plans to achieve Q~1 by 2022! That is aggressive though not surprising for me, given their track record to date and quite frankly, I would not be surprised if they got there sooner. In any case, the race is getting hot and ZAP is among the hottest contenders.

Carl White
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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Oil major Chevron Corp (CVX.N) said on Wednesday it is investing in Zap Energy Inc, joining Italy’s ENI (ENI.MI) and Norwegian state oil company Equinor (EQNR.OL) who have also backed nuclear fusion startups to reduce their carbon footprint.

Zap Energy raised $6.5 million from its Series A financing on July 12, according to data from Crunchbase.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-chev ... reddit.com

Skipjack
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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Yes, I just saw that as well! Very exciting news for Uri and the fellows at ZAP! I am very happy for them.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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This article has a little more detail:
https://vcnewsdaily.com/zap-energy/vent ... vcxmdjnhgx

Skipjack
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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Some more interesting tidbits about ZAP:
https://arpa-e.energy.gov/?q=slick-shee ... mprovement
There are also new sections on their website for the board of directors and careers:
https://www.zapenergyinc.com/board
https://www.zapenergyinc.com/careers

Also, from the recent IAEA conference presentation by Uri, it looks like neutron yield is increasing with pinch current at somewhere between the 8th and the 10th power.
Note, the page is awful. Do a search for "Sheared-Flow-Stabilized Z Pinch as a Compact Fusion Device" to find it somewhere in the middle of the (huge and long) page:
https://conferences.iaea.org/event/214/ ... w=standard

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