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South Korea’s ‘Artificial Sun’ sets new world record for high temperature plasma only

Scientists have set a new world record for high-temperature plasma, reaching ion temperatures of 100 million degrees Celsius (180 million degrees Fahrenheit) for a 20-second period with a Korea Superconducting TalkMac Advanced Research (KSTAR) device. Known as Korea’s “artificial sun”, KSTAR uses magnetic fields to generate and stabilize ultra-hot plasma …

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