A temperature six time higher than the sun was achieved in the lab
“Artificial sun” reaches 100 million degrees - a key step for fusion science - science news headlines in brief

Scientists working with the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) nicknamed the “Chinese artificial sun” reported an amazing achievement: they reached a plasma central electron temperature of 100 million Celsius degrees, six times hotter than the Sun itself!

This is a crucial step towards achieving the dream of fusion energy. For stable fusion, a temperature of 100 million C is one of the most fundamental elements. Nuclear fusion needs very high temperature and great pressure, and since the required pressure cannot be achieved on Earth, scientists can only raise the temperature.

This result establishes an important foundation for the development of clean fusion energy.

Read the full story: Hefei Institues of Physical Science Chinese Academy of Sciences