In March of this year, Chinese researchers predicted that the country’s HL-2M Tokamak, a device designed to replicate nuclear fusion, like the sun, would complete the reaction by the end of 2019.
It is not known if this situation is true, but in November Duan Xuru, a scientist working on ‘artificial sun’ research, provided an update stating that construction is going smoothly and that the device should be put into use in 2020 Use experts now tell Newsweek a milestone that can finally turn nuclear agglomeration into a viable energy option on Earth.
If scientists can figure out how to use the energy produced by nuclear fusion, this produces virtually unlimited clean energy.
For decades this fusion energy has made it the holy grail of energy researchers.
The problem is that they have not found a cost-effective way to lock up and stabilize extremely hot plasma long enough for fusion.
The Chinese HL-2M Tokamak can be the device that finally takes on this challenge, or at least provides the clues needed to overcome it.
“The HL-2M provides researchers with valuable data on the compatibility of powerful fusion plasma, and these methods can more efficiently process heat and energy that is removed from the core of the device,” said fusion physicist James Harrison. Particle. “Project, Newsweek told.
He continued: “This is one of the biggest problems for developers using fusion reactors, and the results of HL-2M, which is part of the international fusion research community, will influence the design of these reactors.”