China Makes Breakthrough With "Artificial Sun"

Posted: Nov 4 2016, 2:25pm CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

China Makes Breakthrough with "Artificial Sun"
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In China, have been able to obtain high-confinement plasma for a record length of time. This will promote the research of international thermonuclear fusion.

The experiment was conducted using China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) which is an experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor that replicates the sun's energy-generating process. The experiment was able to demonstrate the sustainability of plasma in the H-mode confinement regime for over a minute. This will be key to the success of the largest international program for this type of experiment, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER). It will also be a major step for fusion studies, according to People.cn.

This is not the first time this has happened, as in 2012, a similar experiment lasted 32 seconds, breaking the world record. Since then, they have been updating it.

The study was run by the Institute of Plasma Physics in Hefei, which is aiming for plasma pulses that will last up to 1,000 seconds.

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