JET Tokamak Courtesy of EFDA
Chinese scientists are working diligently to create a large superconducting fusion Tokamak

People's Daily is reporting that the Chinese Academy of Sciences will be the proud owner of a $37M USD fusion Tokamak by March or April of this year.  The article is relatively light on specifications for the device, although it does indicate that the reactor is still an experimental unit, and a far cry from a working, positive net gain reactor.  The device, dubbed EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak), was developed in part with the US, Russia, the EU and Japan.

Of the several different ways to general nuclear fusion, the Tokamak method is perhaps the oldest and easiest device to manufacture.  In a nutshell, a Tokamak is a large magnetic toroidal container used to contain plasma in order to kick start a fusion reaction.  A full scale 500MW fusion Tokamak, dubbed ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor), is currently in planning phases and will use much of the data from EAST in its final construction. 

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