China's artificial sun may develop clean energy. It's amazingly hot

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Artificial sun created by China is producing temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius.
Artificial sun created by China is producing temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius.

New Delhi : While China is known for designing artificial celestial bodies, its new artificial sun has become the talk of global town. It’s been a few weeks that we learnt that experts in the country was making a fake moon, now we came to know that it’s an earth-based sun simulator which is producing temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius.

To inform all, the core of the real Sun reaches around 15 million degrees Celsius so this artificial sun is amazingly hotter. However, scientists believe that this is around the minimum temperature needed to create conditions suitable for nuclear fusion.

Experts say that at 100 million degrees celsius it's possible to force charged deuterium and tritium particles together to get them to fuse. Usually these particles repel each other, making fusion impossible without massive internal temperatures.

Even a company company Tokamak Energy claims that it's possible to create fusion reactors for power generation by 2030.

The main aim of the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) is to understand nuclear fusion and one day use it as an alternative source of power on Earth.

It is known to all that nuclear fusion could create enormous amounts of power without the risk of a meltdown and with very little dangerous waste creation. Fusion relies on combining two nuclei instead of splitting an atom in the way nuclear fission reactors do. The difficulties of sustaining a reaction on Earth are considerable. EAST needs to be able to survive the massive temperatures and it needs to do so for extended periods of time to be practical for energy generation.

It must be noted that Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) has the world record for sustaining a reaction in the Tokamak. Scientists achieved what's called a steady-state H-mode for 101.2 seconds back in 2017. It is likely that their new experiment and invention will wonder in near future.