Plasma in the News, Two New Sources of Information on Plasma Technology

I started this blog with the aim to promote topical stories in the area of plasma technology.  I wanted to talk about things that interested me that I thought would interest a wider audience of scientist and engineers working in the area of plasma technology.  In the last few months two new sources of news have started.  The first …

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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is Back in the News

I see that Lawrenceville Plasma Physics is back in the news again with the announcement of a collaboration between LPP and an Iranian research institution.  The collaboration agreement is for scientific publications on aneutronic fusion, which some sources claim could be a possible route to cheap, safe, clean energy.  This blog believes the claim is the result …

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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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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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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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