The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) reactor managed to maintain an ion temperature of more than 100m degrees Celsius/
In a new world record, China's "artificial sun" project has sustained a nuclear fusion reaction for more than 17 min. Superheated plasma reached almost 70 million degrees C— that's roughly five times hotter than the sun.
Nuclear scientists using lasers the size of three football fields said they had generated a huge amount of energy from fusion, possibly offering hope for the development of a new clean energy source.
The KSTAR, a superconducting fusion device also known as the Korean artificial sun, set the new world record as it succeeded in maintaining the high temperature plasma for 20 seconds with an ion t over 100 mil degrees.
The HL-2M Tokamak reactor is China's largest and most advanced nuclear fusion experimental research device, and scientists hope that the device can potentially unlock a powerful clean energy source.
SPARC is planned to be the first experimental device ever to achieve a 'burning plasma' -- a self-sustaining fusion reaction in which different isotopes of the element hydrogen fuse together to form helium.
The new research has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of matter,' known as plasma, which could hold the key to developing safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy generators on Earth.
U.S. teenager Jackson Oswalt is not your average 14-year-old. The budding nuclear engineer has been working on this project since he was 12, and on 19 January 2018 he reportedly achieved his mission.
According to MIT’s online project page, a successful run of the SPARC reactor “will demonstrate that fusion energy can be developed in time to provide carbon-free power to combat climate change.”
The Chinese EAST reactor team was able to integrate four types of heating power in order to reach a new temperature record - a cloud of charged particles that contained electrons heated to more than 100 million °C.
A breakthrough in creating high temperature superconductors could yield faster development of nascent fusion energy which has been positioned as carbon-free alternative for energy generation.
“Accelerated Deep Learning Discovery in Fusion Energy Science” is one projects for the Aurora supercomputer which will be operational by 2021 and will perform 1 billion billion calculations per second.
The Cray XC50 supercomputer's mission is to advance nuclear fusion research and development.
MIT has announced yesterday that it is working with a new private company to make nuclear fusion finally happen.