Plasma Science and Technology is Useful in the Home

Importance of Scientific Research Scientific research is an important factor in the analysis of new technologies. It is important to have independent scientific data especially when we are talking about plasma technology. Plasmas are very complex and it is easy to make claims that are not based on true scientific fact. You can get a …

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Book Review “Principles of Plasma Diagnostics”

Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson is now in its second edition. This book was first published in 1987 and the second edition was published in 2003.  The first chapter is an introduction to particle distribution functions. An important concept in plasma diagnostics. Chapter two focuses on magnetic probes and issues around flux measurements in magnetically …

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First-Ever Measured Altitude Profile of a Dim Extreme-Ultraviolet Terrestrial Plasma Airglow

Naval Research Laboratory scientists have obtained a first-ever measured altitude profile of a dim extreme-ultraviolet terrestrial airglow emission that provides vital information needed to test and improve the accuracy of advanced techniques for remote sensing of the daytime ionosphere. They have obtained this altitude profile using scans from the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System …

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“What is a Plasma in Physics” – II

I am making available with the kind premission of the author a Plasma Course developed by Richard Fitzpatrick at UT Dallas.  This is the best course I have seen on the web on basic plasma physics. I intend to publish the course over the next number of weeks, starting with - What are plasmas in Physics II.  I have titled …

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Pulsed Plasma Uses Novel Compression to Achieve a Low Cost Path to Fusion Energy.

Magnetized target fusion is a hybrid approach to fusion that lies between magnetic confined fusion (MCF) and inertial confinement (ICF).  This is a series contenter for a real fusion reactor and has been described as a low cost path to commercial fusion. It is strickly speaking an inertial method. The density is increased through a …

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The Plasma Weapon, Sword, Sabre and Rifle – Fiction or Fact

It is common to see discussions forums talk about plasma weapons.  We have seen the light sabre in Star Trek movies . The Members of forums muse about the possibility of a plasma sword. In the gaming world plasma rifles are already common place.  But are such weapons just figments of fertile imaginations or is there a real …

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PLasma Science Meeting at Princeton Plasma Lab

DOE Plasma Science Center Annual Meeting at Princeton Plasma Lab More than 50 plasma physicists from across the country will assemble at the U.S. Department of Energy's Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) on Thursday, May 17, and Friday, May 18, for the third annual meeting of the Plasma Science Center for Predictive Control of Plasma Kinetics. …

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