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Advancing fusion energy: Researchers achieve record-breaking temperatures in a tokamak

Interesting Engineering

By Tejasri Gururaj

Created: May 31, 2023 05:50 AM EST

Nuclear fusion reactions generate large amounts of energy. An example of nuclear fusion is the reactions happening in the sun’s core. Harnessing fusion energy has long been a goal of scientists and researchers as it produces no greenhouse gas emissions or long-lived radioactive waste. 

However, there are several bottlenecks to producing fusion energy, such as the requirement of high temperatures and pressures, plasma instability, cost, scalability, and finding energy balance.

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