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Plasma Road Map Defines State of Field of Plasma Research

June 15, 2012

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The current status of the field of plasma researched has been mapped in a special collection of articles for Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, published by IOP Publishing. The collection has been compiled by Uwe Czarnetzki of the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany. He has devoted his working life to the science and applications of plasmas. A […]

Handheld Plasma Sabre Kills Bacteria

June 5, 2012

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Atmospheric plasma created in air are known to kill bacteria.  The killing effect is not fully understood but it results from the very reactive nature of the plasma. To explain this the typical atmospheric plasma is a non-equilibrium plasma. This means that the electrons are accelerated by the strong electrical field. Because the electron is […]

Book Review: Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson (2nd ed.)

June 5, 2012

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Principles of Plasma Diagnostics by Ian Hutchinson 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 confined plasma. Chapter three is a comprehensive discussion […]