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China's "artificial sun" is ready to launch a thermonuclear response
The superconducting superconductor tokamak experiment has achieved a new temperature record at the Institute of Physical Sciences at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei. Scientists have heated plasma to 100 million degrees. This means that the mechanism known as "artificial sun" is formed unofficially 6 times more heat than the core of the sun, which breaks out only 15 million Kelvin temperatures.
The dream of nuclear physics scientists – to achieve a controlled thermo-nuclear reaction and create an endless source of energy – came another step. It may be that there will be higher temperature records – enough current indicators to start trying to connect the nuclear hydrogen atom and trigger a chain reaction. Specifically, this is a calculated figure at least – and now, beyond this limit, you can begin the boldest experiments.
The device used a power of more than 10MW, and when researchers optimized computational optimization and simulation of various heating techniques advanced plasma control, plasma energy increased to 300 kJ. The temperature of the electrons in the plasma has increased by more than 100 million degrees. Dozens of factors limit the recurrence of the thermonuclear reaction in the solar nucleus on Earth. Since we can not reproduce all the conditions within the star, we need to look for other paths. Tokamak is designed to restrain the largest energies in plasma controlled by magnetic fields, much higher than in the sun. Only under such conditions here, on earth, is self-controlled thermonuclear control activated.