Broom in the sky. Plasma propulsion to remove debris from orbit. #tech

There are 15,000 traceable objects orbiting earth representing 6000 tons of material.  There is now a real need for debris removal. The broom in the sky. This space craft sweeps debris using a plasma generated ion beam. The paper shows detailed modelling of the process showing problems like back-scattering of ions and charging of the …

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Tin vapor is the next big thing in light sources and an evolving new plasma application. These source produce light at the extreme end of the UV spectrum to make patterns at a few nano meters. #plasma #semiconductor

Discharge sources in tin vapor are receiving attention as a candidate for extreme ultraviolet light sources for application in semiconductor lithography, because of their favorable spectrum near 13.5 nm, which is 30 times smaller than the wavelength of visible light.  In an 2005 paper, the ASML EUV laboratory studied time-resolved pinhole imaging in the EUV …

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Pulsed plasma in a capillary tube – Hot dense solar corona plasma is potential x-ray source

By injecting very fast pulses of electrical current into a micro-capillary channel, a team of scientists at Colorado State University has created hot dense pulsed plasmas with temperatures similar to those of the solar corona. The miniature plasma sword is a  dense column of ionized gas generated from heavy atoms. Copyright - Research.gov The efficient creation …

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Plasma Propulsion Drive Using Helicon Injector – Warp 5 Scotty

Helicon plasma devices Helicon plasma devices are capable of producing high density plasma with close to fully ionised species.  This paper presents a radically new class of plasma propulsion thrusters that has the advanced capabilities necessary to perform missions previously unfeasible. This light-weight propulsion system called HIIPER (Helicon Injected Inertial Plasma Electrostatic Rocket) employs one …

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The Plasma Toothbrush will brighten up our future – 60% better.

A number of US scientist are actively working on a plasma based toothbrush. Initially, the work is focused on dental treatment where the Plasma Toothbrush disinfect and cleans out cavities, kills bacteria and forms a better bond for the fillings without resulting in any feeling of pain. A group at Missouri is working on such …

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