EAST- Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak - Chinese Nuclear Fusion Power Project

China one step closer to fusion power

Generating electricity via nuclear fusion is one step closer. Just before Chinese New Year, researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Hefei heated hydrogen gas to about 50 million degrees Celsius and maintained this temperature for 102 seconds. At such temperatures gas turns into plasma and needs to be held away from Read more…

SINAP and ORNL cooperate on salt-cooled reactors

The Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP) teamed up with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) on research to improve salt-cooled nuclear reactor technology. The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) between the two institutions emphasizes scientific understanding and technical development of salt-cooled reactors, specifically fluoride salt-cooled high-temperature reactors (FHRs). FHRs Read more…

China steadily increases its staff at ITER

To safeguard its interests in the participation in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) has recommended sending more visiting scholars and postdoctoral researchers. As of March 31 there are 33 Chinese employees, which is about 6.3% of the total amount of personal at ITER. China is widely represented Read more…