A nuclear fusion experiment in Germany, dubbed the ‘star in a jar’, has achieved a world record for plasma production, according to its creators. Researchers were able to keep the device, technically known as Wendelstein 7-X, running for longer and at higher energy, than ever before. Its performance is the best recorded for a stellarator type reactor and brings the goal of producing limitless energy a step closer to reality, researchers say. The new success was thanks to modifications made to the walls of the reactor, which increase the temperature and efficiency of the reaction.
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