China claims new fusion record with its “artificial sun” nuclear reactor

Nuclear fusion research seeks to form helium atoms under high temperature and pressure, and scientists in China have taken in important step forward

China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is one of a number of promising nuclear fusion research devices in operation around the world, and over the past few years we’ve seen it take some impressive steps forward. Chinese state media is now reporting that scientists working on the project have achieved a new world record by holding plasma of 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds in their latest round of experiments, edging closer to the long-pursued goal of clean and limitless energy.

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