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Scientists will launch a nuclear reactor whose magnetic field is 250,000 times greater than Earth's

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jul2,2024

Scientists will launch a nuclear reactor whose magnetic field is 250 000 times greater than Earth's

Interesting Engineering publication informs: the ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) project — one of the most ambitious scientific concepts of our time, aimed at demonstrating the possibilities of controlled thermonuclear fusion. The reactor is being built in France with the participation of 35 countries, including the European Union, the United States, China, India, Japan, and South Korea. It is noteworthy that the terrorist state Russian Federation is also participating.

ITER is building the world's most powerful tokamak reactor, which uses a magnetic field to contain hot plasma. The purpose of ITER — to achieve "burning plasma", where the energy from the reactions maintains the temperature of the plasma without additional heating.

ITER aims to show that it is possible to maintain stable fusion for long periods of time, producing more energy than is spent. The reactor should reach a plasma temperature of about 150 million degrees Celsius, which is ten times hotter than the core of the Sun. It will become a testing ground for materials and technologies of future commercial thermonuclear reactors and will reduce radioactive waste.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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