martes, 9 de febrero de 2016
A bit of friendly competition never hurt anyone. China's EAST tokamak and Germany's Wendelstein 7-X aren't exactly fusion energy's answer to Messi and Ronaldo, but through their own flashes of individual brilliance the reactors might one day command the world's attention in a much more important way. Wendelstein 7-X made headlines last week after generating a quarter-of-a-second pulse of hydrogen plasma, and now scientists at China's Institute of Physical Science have flexed their fusion muscle to sustain the gas for an impressive 102 seconds.
Tags: ChinaFusionNuclear Related Articles: ARC reactor design uses superconducting magnets to draw fusion power closer Wendelstein 7-x stellarator puts new twist on nuclear fusion power Germany's Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor produces its first flash of hydrogen plasma First plasma from Wendelstein 7-X fusion reactor Scientists announce breakthrough in quest for fusion power Can crowdfunding give us safe fusion power by 2020?
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