Temperatures hotter than the inside of the sun. Hardly imaginable for ordinary people. For fusion scientists, they are part of everyday life. Recently, Chinese scientists successfully raised the plasma in their fusion reactor to 70 million degrees Celsius – and maintained this state for more than 17 minutes. Last May, they even reached a temperature of 120 million degrees, which could be maintained for 101 seconds. That sounds short, but it marks a breakthrough. Because it shows the viability of the new technology.
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