"Chinese artificial sun" sets new world record

Source: Xinhua| 2021-05-28 17:45:50|Editor: huaxia

Researchers check experimental data at the control center of the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST) on the early morning of May 28, 2021. Chinese scientists have set a new world record of achieving a plasma temperature of 120 million degrees Celsius for a period of 101 seconds in the latest experiment on Friday, a key step toward the test running of a fusion reactor. The experiment at the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), or the "Chinese artificial sun," also realized a plasma temperature of 160 million degrees Celsius, lasting for 20 seconds. (Xinhua/Zhou Mu)