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China is building its own top secret “Z machine” in a hidden research center for rival USA

China is building a top secret "Z machine" to compete with the United States in nuclear research. The country's military is building a machine that can simulate thermonuclear explosions on an unprecedented scale at a secret base in southwest Sichuan province, reported South China's morning post. The device has been described as a Chinese version of the US Z machine, which determines how particles react under extreme radiation and magnetic pressure, so researchers can test new nuclear weapons. Image: The Z machine that determines how particles react under extreme radiation and magnetic pressure China is building its own version of the machine in Southwest Sichuan Province The United States groundbreaking Z machine, capable of producing 2.7 million joules of electricity, is located at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but Chinese researchers are trying to build a version that can generate 60million joules. The US unit has generated temperatures of 3.7 billion Kelvin, the highest ever created by humanity and generating routine electricity power equivalent to 80 times the Earth's total power output. HOW VERKAR AND "Z MASKIN"? Powerful electric pulses are fired in a netting ball of tungsten wires. These filaments are all thinner than a human hair. As the pulses pass through the threads, the tungsten explodes. The metal coil evaporates and creates a plasma. This provides a powerful magnetic field and forces the particles inward. The particles collide, producing x-rays. Studying these x-rays and the process that creates them allows researchers to understand nuclear explosions, such…

China is building a top secret “Z machine” to compete with the United States in nuclear research.

The country’s military is building a machine that can simulate thermonuclear explosions on an unprecedented scale at a secret base in southwest Sichuan province, reported South China’s morning post.

The device has been described as a Chinese version of the US Z machine, which determines how particles react under extreme radiation and magnetic pressure, so researchers can test new nuclear weapons.

 Image: The Z machine that determines how particles react under extreme radiation and magnetic pressure

Image: The Z machine that determines how particles react under extreme radiation and magnetic pressure

 China is building its own version of the machine in southwest Sichuan province

China is building its own version of the machine in Southwest Sichuan Province

The United States groundbreaking Z machine, capable of producing 2.7 million joules of electricity, is located at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but Chinese researchers are trying to build a version that can generate 60million joules.

The US unit has generated temperatures of 3.7 billion Kelvin, the highest ever created by humanity and generating routine electricity power equivalent to 80 times the Earth’s total power output.

HOW VERKAR AND “Z MASKIN”?

Powerful electric pulses are fired in a netting ball of tungsten wires.

These filaments are all thinner than a human hair.

As the pulses pass through the threads, the tungsten explodes.

The metal coil evaporates and creates a plasma.

This provides a powerful magnetic field and forces the particles inward.

The particles collide, producing x-rays.

Studying these x-rays and the process that creates them allows researchers to understand nuclear explosions, such as in an H-bomb.

The Z machine is not only used to test nuclear weapons – it can also recreate the conditions on the surface of a star.

In an experiment with “white dwarf” 2012, researchers simulated the “spectrum” of a white dwarf surface by pushing 26 million amps of electricity through tungsten wires.

Sanda’s website describes the machine as “safe, safe and reliable,” adding: “Z is crucial for Sanda’s mission to ensure the reliability and security of our nuclear weapons inventory as it ages. This allows researchers to study materials under conditions similar to those caused by detonation of a nuclear weapon, and it produces important data used to validate physics models in computer simulations.

“Detonation of nuclear weapons may affect the equipment even at great distances from the explosion, which means that electronic weapon systems and related Equipment can work with radiation from the opponent’s weapon.

“Because a variety of materials are used to build weapons and military equipment, researchers need to study the effects of nuclear radiation on different materials and under different conditions to understand the vulnerability of US weapons.”

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