China Creates Plasma Hotter than the Sun
Chinese scientists and engineers have managed to produce a hydrogen gas plasma that is three times hotter than the sun. Produced through nuclear fusion, the reaction was sustained for almost two minutes. This may not sound like much, but it’s the longest anyone has supported a plasma this hot. The reaction was facilitated through the use of a doughnut shaped reactor, pictured below, at the Institute of Physical Science in Hefei, China.
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What makes this event so incredibly important in the field is the time it was sustained.