Islamabad: As per the latest news report, China has successfully set a new record that is in a league of its own as the world advances with fast-paced technical breakthroughs.
China’s artificial sun has broken a global record by reaching a plasma temperature of 120 million degrees Celsius for 101 seconds.
The significant achievement is an important step toward the successful test run of a fusion reactor. Gong Xianzu, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Plasma Physics (ASIPP), was in charge of the experiment at Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province in east China.
The Chinese “artificial sun,” the experimental advanced superconducting tokamak (EAST), also achieved a plasma temperature of 160 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds.
The ultimate goal of EAST, which is based at ASIPP in Hefei, is to manufacture nuclear fusion in the same way as the Sun does, by utilizing deuterium, which is abundant in the water, to generate a continual supply of clean energy.
It is believed that the deuterium in one liter of seawater can produce enough energy to power 300 liters of gasoline through fusion reaction.
Around 300 scientists and engineers were mobilized to assist the doughnut-shaped experiment facility’s functioning, which includes a vacuum system, RF wave system, laser scattering system, and microwave system. The experiment’s preparation and upgrade work began around a year ago, according to the institute.