Science Island Cheer on the 100,000th Discharge of EAST

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The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) had its 100,000th discharge on 8 June, marking another memorable moment in its fifteen-year history since its first operation in 2006. This is just ten days after setting new world record at the end of May when they set a record for sustained heat in nuclear plasma-a temperature of 120 million C for 101 seconds. 

Four generation EAST team members gathered together in EAST control room from across China to share this moment.

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more than 200 people, including scientists, engineers and students, packing the Control Room, witnessed the discharge. (Image by EAST Team)