The multibillion dollar project is scheduled for completion in 2025 and seeks to prove the feasibility of nuclear fusion … Korea has done the seemingly impossible by running its artificial sun nuclear fusion reactor, Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) at a scorching 212 million degrees Fahrenheit for 20 seconds. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) tokamak-type nuclear fusion reactor has achieved a world record of 70 seconds in high-performance plasma operation, South Korea's National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) has announced. The KSTAR reactor is housed at the National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) and is a tokamak-type reactor, where plasma blobs reaching temperatures of up to 300 million degrees Celsius (about 540 million degrees Fahrenheit) are held in place by super-powerful magnetic fields. Fusion in Korea | New institute to focus on core reactor technologies The mission of the new independent research institute is to shift the focus from fundamental fusion energy research to the commercialization of fusion energy and the development of domestic fusion reactor … KSTAR sets the new world record of 20-sec-long operation at 100 million °C. Around a week ago, the Korea Fusion Energy Institute reported that their reactor had succeeded in working for at least 20 seconds at 100 million degrees Celsius. The KSTAR (or Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research; Korean: 초전도 핵융합연구장치, literally "superconducting nuclear fusion research device") is a magnetic fusion device at the National Fusion Research Institute in Daejeon, South Korea.It is intended to study aspects of magnetic fusion energy which will be pertinent to the ITER fusion project as part of … And the Korean reactor just took us a step closer to that. The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR), a superconducting fusion device also known as the Korean artificial sun, set the new world record as it succeeded … Korean Fusion Project Announces World Record Operation for a Fusion Reactor Posted on December 29, 2020 • 74 Comments An article on the site reports that the South Korean fusion project The Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) has broken a world record for the operation of a fusion reactor. Aims to continuously operate high-temperature plasma over the 100-million-degree for 300 seconds by 2025. That is the same temperature as the core of the Sun—its hottest part. South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) on 24 November announced that the K-STAR fusion reactor had managed to operate the plasma at 100 million degrees Celsius for 20 seconds – the world’s first nuclear fusion reactor to have maintained plasma for more than 10 seconds at that temperature. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project is a cooperation between the European Union, the United States, China, India, Japan, Russia, and South Korea to build in southern France a prototype fusion reactor with the world’s largest tokamak. Korean "Artificial Sun" Fusion Reactor Sets New World Record 28 Dec 2020, 3:24 p.m. South Korea’s fusion reactor set a new world record this week, maintaining temperatures of over 100 million degrees, hotter than the core of the Sun, for 20 seconds.