China is ready to launch its new nuclear fusion reactor

China is ready to launch its new nuclear fusion reactor

There have been several advances in the creation of “artificial suns” over the past decade, including nuclear reactors that use a mixture of light elements to produce light, so international and national interest in reactionaries has intensified recently. HEFEI, China (Reuters) – A senior scientist involved in the project aims to complete the generation of electricity from a test nuclear fusion reactor and inaugurate China by about 2040, as it works to commercialize and commercialize clean- energy game-changing sources.
China is ready to launch its new nuclear fusion reactor
China is ready to launch its new nuclear fusion reactor

China is preparing to re-launch a suspended nuclear reactor program after a three-year moratorium on new approvals, but scientists at a state laboratory in Hefei, Anhui Province, China, are looking beyond crude atomic fission to combine nuclear fusion with nuclear fusion. Attempt to compare by “putting the sun in a box”. Nuclear fusion could revolutionize energy production, pilot projects target ten times the energy output of the input, but no fusion project has so far been able to increase energy freely. Critics say commercially viable fusion lasts for up to fifty years in the future.

HL-2M is located in Chengdu, Sichuan, built by the Southwest Institute of Physics under the National Atomic Energy Corporation of China. Although China is part of the international effort, they are committed to building experimental reactors within their borders and the latest one is expected to go online soon. The progress of the construction of the reactor was announced at a conference a few weeks ago. HL-2M is a type of reactor known as Tokamak. These are shaped like donuts, but instead of a fried flour ring, you have plasma hotter than the sun’s core and const bounded by a strong magnetic field.

Nuclear fusion reactors work by converting hydrogen into helium. The central donut is a vacuum chamber where pure gas is pumped. A strong electric current carries away the gas of its electrons and turns it into plasma, which is bound by a strong magnetic field. Collisions and auxiliary heating systems cause incredible temperature and pressure and in these conditions, the hydrogen nucleus forms helium. It releases a large amount of energy, part of which is transferred to the wall of the chamber, from which it can be converted into electricity using.

The HL-2M design stage is still another important step towards the China Fusion Engineering Testing Reactor (CFETR). Although it is seen as the next step from ITER, it is not as powerful as the demo – the first nuclear fusion power plant proposed.

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