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Experimental Chinese fusion reactor achieves temperatures of 100 million C

An experimental next-generation nuclear fusion reactor at China’s Institute of Plasma Physics has achieved temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius,
By Staff reporter 15 November 2018 0 33326

An experimental next-generation nuclear fusion reactor at China’s Institute of Plasma Physics has achieved temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius, the institute said this week.

The temperature, which was achieved by the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in east China’s Anhui province, is several times hotter than the centre of the Sun.

EAST holds the world record for sustaining a reaction in a tokamak, at 101.2 seconds.