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UK nuclear fusion reactor will fire up for the first time in 23 years

Technology 24 January 2020 By Adam Vaughan The Joint European Torus fusion reactorEUROfusion/CC BY 4.0Within months researchers will attempt to create a ball of plasma hotter than the sun inside a doughnut-shaped machine in south-east England, in the country’s first nuclear fusion operation since the last century. The attempt in November to fuse together two…



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24 January 2020

By Adam Vaughan

JET fusion reactor

The Joint European Torus fusion reactor

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Within months researchers will attempt to create a ball of plasma hotter than the sun inside a doughnut-shaped machine in south-east England, in the country’s first nuclear fusion operation since the last century.

The attempt in November to fuse together two forms of hydrogen at the Joint European Torus (JET) in Culham, Oxfordshire, will be the first since the facility broke records at the time for nuclear fusion power production for less than a second in 1997.

“Humans don’t do this very often,” says Howard Wilson at the University …

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