After China have successfully launched its artificial moon. They set to create an artificial sun which is a fusion that produces energy similar to the reaction that take place in the sun core.
Chinese scientist want to achieve a clean and limitless nuclear fusion energy.
The device is called HL-2M Tokamak, the NNC officials of China announced in march 2018 that the construction of HL-2M will be completed by the end of the year.
The device was part of China superconducting project which was launched in 2006.
In 2009, the coil system for the HL-2M was installed and since then they have been working on it.
The sun is powered by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nucleus which form into helium’s.
The fusion consist of fusing the lighter atomic nuclei to form a heavier nucleus. The reaction release large amount of energy.
The temperature of the sun is about 15 million degree Celsius. Scientists want to recreate this nuclear fusion with different type of hydrogen at a temperature of 100 million degree Celsius.
HL-2M differs from other device because of its magnetic field.
China Fusion Energy Conference in 2019, the head of the Southwestern Institute of Physics, Duan Xuru, announced that the device would become operational in 2020.
they claim that the artificial sun will achieve temperatures of over 200 million degrees Celsius, which is about 13 times hotter than the sun’s core.