Electrical discharges illuminate the surface of America’s Z machine, the world's most powerful X-ray source, during a recent accelerator shot. Photo: sandia.gov

Operation Z machine: China’s next big weapon in the nuclear ‘arms race’ could create clean fuel – or deadly bombs

  • The Chinese military is building a test facility to simulate thermonuclear explosions on a much greater scale than comparable US centres
  • Information from the experiments could give scientists a much clearer picture of how weapons perform under extreme conditions
Topic |   China science

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Electrical discharges illuminate the surface of America’s Z machine, the world's most powerful X-ray source, during a recent accelerator shot. Photo: sandia.gov
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