The HL-2M Tokamak went into operation in Chengdu last Friday, with the ultimate goal of providing clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion. Photo: Xinhua
The HL-2M Tokamak went into operation in Chengdu last Friday, with the ultimate goal of providing clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ‘artificial sun’: misleadingly named but key to fusion energy hopes

  • HL-2M Tokamak could help China reach its target of producing fusion energy commercially by 2050
  • Fusion scientists can use it to try to solve challenges facing an experimental reactor China is set to start building as early as next year

Topic |   China science
The HL-2M Tokamak went into operation in Chengdu last Friday, with the ultimate goal of providing clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion. Photo: Xinhua
The HL-2M Tokamak went into operation in Chengdu last Friday, with the ultimate goal of providing clean energy through controlled nuclear fusion. Photo: Xinhua
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