Introduction to the Plasma State of Matter

Authors

  • B. R. Adhikari Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
  • R. Khanal Department of Physics, Bhaktapur Multiple Campus, Tribhuvan University, Bhaktapur

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v4i0.9430

Keywords:

Plasma, Quasineutrality, Collective behavior, Debye shielding, Plasma frequency, Controlled thermonuclear fusion

Abstract

Plasma is a quasineutral gas of charge and neutral particles which exhibits collective behavior. Because of its distinct behavior it is often termed as the fourth state of matter. It is of interest as it has found applications in diverse areas such as, controlled thermonuclear fusion, gas lasers, lightning, medicine, space science, electronics, etc. In this article we present an introduction to the plasma state of matter and discuss some of its applications.

The Himalayan Physics

Vol. 4, No. 4, 2013

Page: 60-64

Uploaded date: 12/23/2013

 

 

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2013-12-23

How to Cite

Adhikari, B. R., & Khanal, R. (2013). Introduction to the Plasma State of Matter. Himalayan Physics, 4, 60–64. https://doi.org/10.3126/hj.v4i0.9430

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