Chinese scientists strike early gold in race to nuclear fusion power

//Chinese scientists strike early gold in race to nuclear fusion power

Chinese scientists strike early gold in race to nuclear fusion power

At a Shanghai facility the size of a soccer field, Chinese scientists are firing powerful laser beam pulses at a tiny pair of gold cones in a bid to replicate the nuclear fusion process at the heart of the sun.The cones, as small as pencil tips, have narrow ends which face each other and emit a plasma of hydrogen. When the two hot gas streams collide at precisely the right time and place, and in the right manner, they trigger a fusion reaction – the process which ultimately could provide a…

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