Friday, July 7, 2017

Fusion - in another research area, China is pulling ahead

Chinese experts have passed yet another world fusion record using the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST). The experimental fusion system managed to maintain a stable plasma state for 101.2 seconds, with the temperature peaking at 50,000,000 Kelvin (89,999,540°F, 50,000,000°C), we're told. By contrast, the temperature at the core of our Sun is around 15,000,000 Kelvin (26,999,540°F, 15,000,000°C). This beats the previous sustained fusion record at this temperature, also held by the Chinese.

Read more at The Register...

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