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The first thermonuclear plasma has been achieved at the T-15MD tokamak, at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute and the facility is operating steadily, according to Kurchative Institute President Mikhail Kovalchuk. The physical launch of the T-15MD tokamak took place in May 2021. "The stable plasma, at millions of degrees Celsius, has been obtained.… This most complicated and expensive installation started up immediately and is now working, gaining power and reaching global parameters,” he said.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
Original article: neimagazine.com/news/newsrussias-t-15md-tokamak-achieves-first-stable-plasma-10770011

A Chinese tokamak device has set a new world record for a steady-state high-constraint mode plasma operation and German researchers have discovered a way to build smaller and cheaper fusion reactors. Meanwhile a US Government Accountability Office report on achieving commercial fusion cautions that several challenges must still be overcome.

Date: Friday, 14 April 2023
Original article: world-nuclear-news.org/Articles/Chinese-and-German-milestones-in-fusion-research

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