ITER Nuclear Fusion
The Way To New Energy
Nuclear Fusion is a very interesting thing that occurs in nature. Stars are fusion furnaces, including our sun. Stars create light and energy through fusion, and scientist have been trying to replicate this process on earth. But harnessing and controlling this great power is a very hard task to achieve. Fusion experiments date all the way back to the 1900s. By the 1950s, fusion machine projects were taking place in many places, including the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, and Japan.
This machine called the Tokamak, it was first created in the Soviet Union in 1968. It is a doughnut-shaped magnetic confinement device. Many other devices around the world then copied the design of the Tokamak. From later models of the Tokamak, a machine was created to be able to create plasma for 6 min and 30 seconds. This machine reached temperatures of several hundred million degrees Celsius.