China's 'artificial sun' sets new world record, runs at 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds

The whole purpose is to produce the nuclear fusion process so as to get unlimited energy without creating much radioactive waste

Çhina had set a new record after scientists managed to create 'artificial sun' at a very high temperature for more than 100 seconds.


The artificial sun, also called the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST), achieved plasma temperature at 216 million degrees Fahrenheit (120 million degrees Celsius) for 101 seconds and 288 million degrees Fahrenheit (160 million degrees Celsius) for 20 seconds.


Reports said the device is based at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science, broke the previous record for maintaining a plasma temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius for 100 seconds.


The whole purpose is to produce the nuclear fusion process so as to get unlimited energy without creating much radioactive waste. The whole operation is being conducted at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) in Hefei.


The device has different magnetic coils which are there to sustain hydrogen plasma's superheated streams for a maximum period of time in order to let the reactions take place. 


As of now, experiments are being carried out to provide infinite clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion.

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