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Scientists Control Plasma Bullets

(PhysOrg.com) -- On the nanoscale, things aren’t always what they seem. What first looked like a continuous plasma jet has turned out to be a train of tiny, high-velocity plasma bullets. Using a camera with ...

Feb 27, 2009 feature
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Scientists fabricate first plasma transistor

Since their development in the 1940s, transistors have been at the heart of computers and other modern electronic devices. Transistors - whose job is to start, stop, or amplify electric current - come in all ...

Nov 12, 2008 feature
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A closer look at the perfect fluid

By combining data from two high-energy accelerators, nuclear scientists have refined the measurement of a remarkable property of exotic matter known as quark-gluon plasma. The findings reveal new aspects ...

Oct 02, 2014
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X-ray laser takes aim at cosmic mystery

Scientists have used powerful X-rays from the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, to study and measure, in atomic detail, a key process at work in extreme plasmas ...

Dec 12, 2012
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