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Grand challenges in low-temperature plasma physics

Charles, Christine


A plasma is a hot ionized gas and classification of this fourth state of matter can be initially done using the basic concept of temperature. A prime example is the Sun which exhibits a very hot plasma in its core with temperatures of about 1.5 × 107 K (a result of fusion reactions with a proton density of ~1026 cm−3) and cooler surface temperatures of about 6000 K [1]: the Solar wind originates from the Solar Corona, expands into the universe and impacts the Earth' magnetosphere and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-06-27
Type: Journal article
Source: Frontiers in Physics
DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2014.00039
Access Rights: Open Access


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