University of Washington

Funding Information

DateAmountTypeFundersDescription
August 24, 2015
$6,025,830Cooperative AgreementALPHA
$700,000GrantGrant to support Zap
Total:$6,725,830

Projects

FuZE (Fusion Z-Pinch Experiment)

Years Active

2015 - present

Approach

Z Pinch

Enabling Technology

Shear Flow Stabilization of Z-Pinch

Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Sustained Neutron Product... 1.1×1023(electron) 1.8(ion)5×10-69.9×1017
Notes

Scaling sheared flow stabilized Z Pinch to higher currents

HIT-SI3

Years Active

2015 - present

Approach

Spheromak

Enabling Technology

Steady Inductive Helicity Injection (SIHI)

Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Plasma response to sustai...  0.03(ion)
Plasma response to sustai... 4×1019(electron) 
Notes

Current amplification was greater than 3. Current amplification is an important quantity for spheromaks.

HIT-SI

Years Active

2005 - present

Approach

Spheromak

Enabling Technology

Steady Inductive Helicity Injection (SIHI)

Results
PublicationDensity (m-3)Temperature (keV)Energy Confinement Time (s)Triple Product (m-3keV s)
Derivation of dynamo curr... 1×1019(electron) 
Notes

Current amplification of 3.9 was achieved. Toroidal current of 90 kA.

TCS (Translation Confinement Sustainment Experiment)

Years Active

2002 - 2009

Approach

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC)

Enabling Technology

Stabilization and Heating of FRC by RMF (Rotating Magnetic Field)

STX (Star Thrust Experiment)

Years Active

1999 - present

PHDX (Pulsed High Density Experiment)

Approach

Field Reversed Configuration (FRC)

ZaP Flow Z-Pinch

Approach

Z Pinch

Enabling Technology

Shear Flow Stabilization of Z-Pinch

ZaP-HD (High Energy Density)

Approach

Z Pinch

Enabling Technology

Shear Flow Stabilization of Z-Pinch

Location

Seattle Washington USA