Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Skipjack » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:39 am


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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby AcesHigh » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:22 am

in all scenarios however, it would still open the Solar System for human colonization (which I do not really think Starship does... it opens the Star System for exploration by scientists, miltiary, bases creation, etc...

but I don't think it's feasible to transport 100 civilians who were NOT screened psychologically, on 1000 m³ for 6 months. And that, to Mars!

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Giorgio » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:30 am

A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Giorgio » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:34 pm

A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Skipjack » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:26 am


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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Giorgio » Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:20 pm

A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Skipjack » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:57 pm

Another thing to consider is that by my most conservative estimate, the total engine mass for the D+He3 Z-Pinch engine would be about 20 tonnes. But probably a lot less.
Most of that is power supplies and support systems. The actual reactor core mass is relatively minor. One could double or triple up the number of reactor cores to increase the pulse frequency that way. They could all share the same support systems and then just cycle. Doing trade studies between these different solutions would probably keep several grad students busy for years ;)

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Skipjack » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:05 am

This seems relevant related news:
Congrats to Professor Uri Shumlak for becoming an APS Fellow!
https://www.aa.washington.edu/news/arti ... ety-fellow

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Giorgio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm

A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Giorgio » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:44 pm

A society of dogmas is a dead society.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby paperburn1 » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:31 am

I am not a nuclear physicist, but play one on the internet.

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Re: Z-Pinch Renaissance

Postby Skipjack » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 am

Looks like ZAP is hiring, some of the jobs mention their next generation (scientific break even) device:
https://careers.aps.org/jobs/?keywords= ... 0Inc%2E%22


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