Everything is made in China. Technology, textiles, accessories for industry … How about an artificial sun? This is what they call a Chinese reactor that has passed a new test these days. China’s artificial sun set a record for temperature and time.
It’s the east, a tokamak reactor. In the last experiment, he managed to reach a record plasma temperature. It reached 120 million degrees for 101 seconds and 160 million degrees for 20 seconds. The achievement is “a big step towards testing the fusion reactor,” according to the researchers.
The device is located in the Hefei Institute of Physical Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is designed to replicate the nuclear fusion process that occurs naturally in the sun and other stars. The aim is to provide “almost infinitely clean energy”. I would do it through controlled nuclear fusion explained the Chinese medium.
The latest success breaks an earlier record. This time it was held at 100 million degrees Celsius for 100 seconds.
Li Miao is the director of the Physics Department at China Science and Technology University. He highlighted the achievement of keeping the high temperature stable for a long time. He said it was “a milestone”. However, the scientist has another performance planned. They maintain temperature stability for a week or more.
It is believed that the temperature in the core of the sun is around 15 million degrees. That said, the plasma in the core of the east will be much hotter. A total of about seven times more than the main star on our planet.
How do you achieve a plasma temperature of over 100 million degrees? Using nuclear fusion is one of the greatest challenges.
China’s artificial sun hit a record that would be profitable in the medium term. The energy generated from nuclear fusion is the most reliable and cleanest. If the technology is used commercially to sustain it, China will have tremendous economic benefits. And the sun will have a label that says “Made in China”.