EAST is a tokamak reactor, which consists of a hard, donut-like metallic center which is brought into an absolute vacuum state and then injected with hydrogen atoms. Then these atoms are heated by several different methods to create a plasma that is then compressed using a series of powerful superconducting magnets.
The Imitation of the Sun
Over time, the plasma is heated and compressed so much that the conditions inside the reactor mimic those inside the Sun, causing the hydrogen atoms to connect, releasing huge amounts of energy.
The hope is that in the end a reactor can be built in which the fusion reaction is self-sufficient and the reactor generates more energy than it consumes.
EAST has produced its innovative temperatures and densities for about 10 seconds by combining four different heating methods to create plasma and complete the fusion process.
According to a CASHIPS statement, EAST is an important tool for maintaining electron temperatures over 100 million degrees Celsius over long periods of time; then they will gain more knowledge on how to develop nuclear fusion reactors, such as the Experimental Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), built in France, the fusion test in China. The Reactor (CFETR), among others.