a team of researchers from the Hefei Institute managed to create an "artificial sun" hotter than the real one, which could allow the formation and management of a nuclear fusion. The merit is of a reactor called EAST able to replicate the process that takes place in the star. The goal is to manage a stable nuclear fusion that generates an almost unlimited source of energy.
It has just been announced that a team of Chinese researchers from the Hefei Institute of Physics and Science has created a "artificial sun" made in the laboratory. It is actually a reactor that is able to release the energy of the star around which our planet orbits and, even if for a short time, is able to reach temperatures 6 times higher than those of the Sun.
This experimental reactor is called EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) and to make a comparison with the Sun, it was able to reach the unimaginable temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius, about 15 million more than the Sun. This reactor or Sun artificial was designed to replicate the process used by the real one and then to generate an immense source of energy available to man.
When two nuclei of hydrogen combine, they produce an immense source of energy: the process is called nuclear fusion and is the basic operating principle of our Sun that in this way produces light and heat. Being able to manage and maintain a nuclear fusion is what everyone in the energy world is aiming for two simple reasons: economic factor and almost unlimited energy production.
Reactors such as EAST serve precisely this, thanks to the use of magnetic fields can in fact control the plasma used to keep the melting stable.
The temperatures reached by the plasma are those considered minimal by scientists and by all the insiders, to be able to support the creation and maintenance of a self-sufficient nuclear fusion on our planet. Therefore, a giant step forward has been made regarding the energy sector: now the researchers have only to continue on this path to try to create an increasingly stable artificial Sun.