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Two different teams have created very powerful magnets
Two different teams have created very powerful magnets, which will go a step further towards developing nuclear fusion as a source of energy. These teams working in different corners of the world are working on one such source of energy Which has a very important role in the fight against climate change. On September 9, scientists at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in southern France found the first part of a very powerful magnet. The magnet is so powerful that the American company that made it claims that it can lift even an aircraft carrier. When all its parts are joined, it will be about 60 feet long and will have a diameter of 14 feet. This magnet is a vital part of 35 countries' efforts to achieve complete mastery of nuclear fusion.
With the help of this magnet, this team will leave ITER behind in the race to make the "Sun on Earth". Existing Fission reactors also produce radioactive waste and sometimes they lead to catastrophic accidents. On the contrary, advocates of fusion say that it can provide a clean and unlimited supply of electricity. Yes, for this it is necessary to bring it under control first. Scientists and engineers have been working on this problem for almost 100 years. Instead of splitting molecules, fusion seeks to mimic a process that occurs naturally inside stars.
In this, two molecules of hydrogen are combined to form one molecule of helium. By doing this a large amount of energy is also generated. But achieving fusion requires an unimaginable amount of heat and pressure. One way to achieve this is to convert the hydrogen into an electrically charged gas or plasma which is then controlled in a donut-shaped vacuum chamber. Aiming to launch in 2026, this requires powerful superconducting magnets. One such magnet 'Central Solenoid' began to be shipped by General Atomics Company from San Diego, the
ITER spokeswoman Laban Koblentz said: "With each key piece completed, we become increasingly confident that we can complete the complex engineering of the whole machine." Make many times more energy by 2035. This will prove that the fusion technology is viable. In this race, the team of Massachusetts is hoping to beat this team. She says that she has created a field twice as large as the ITR's magnetic field and has done so with the help of a magnet that is about 40 times smaller than the ITER's magnet. Scientists from MIT and Commonwealth Fusion Systems said that it is possible that as early as the 2030s, they can make a device that can be used on a daily basis.USA to France during the summer of this year. Scientists say that ITER is now 75 percent complete and the target has been set to make the reactor operational by early 2026.