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Thin current sheets in space: where the action is

Much of the exciting action is space is confined to thin boundaries. The Universe is filled with plasma, a charged gas consisting of ions and electrons. Thin sheets with currents separate large plasma regions in space. Scientists ...

dateAug 01, 2012 in Plasma Physics
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Ultracold gas mimics ultrahot plasma

Several years after Duke University researchers announced spectacular behavior of a low density ultracold gas cloud, researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed strikingly similar properties in a very hot ...

dateFeb 15, 2009 in Plasma Physics
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AFRL Proves Feasibility Of Plasma Actuators

The Air Force Research Laboratory is laying the groundwork to develop revolutionary hypersonic aerospace vehicles. AFRL is examining the feasibility of replacing traditional mechanical actuators, which move to control an ...

dateApr 24, 2006 in Plasma Physics
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