Zap Energy’s breakthrough plasma confinement technology is an extension of work pioneered by the FuZE team at the University of Washington and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
By stabilizing the plasma with a sheared flow—that is, with plasma flowing at different velocities at different radii—the high-temperature, high-density reactive medium can be confined long enough for the fusion reactions to occur.
We think our reactor is the least expensive, most compact, most scalable solution with the shortest path to commercially viable fusion. Based on our progress to this point, we are on track to reach Q=1 energy breakeven plasma conditions.
R Felix Amerasinghe
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Seattle, WA 98104