KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

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Carl White
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KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

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Recent news:

"Fusion research tokamak sets new record of 30 seconds in super-hot plasma"

30 seconds at 100 million degrees.

https://www.ajudaily.com/view/20211122133636438

Skipjack
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Re: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

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Didn't EAST do that for over 100 seconds already?

Carl White
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Re: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

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Skipjack wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:25 am
Didn't EAST do that for over 100 seconds already?
Yep. It exceeded 160 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds too.

Ivy Matt
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Re: KSTAR - South Korea's magnetic fusion device

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The news appears to be that KSTAR "broke its own record". You might think that meant it held the previous record, and that ought to be a reasonable assumption.

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