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Extreme plasma theories put to the test

The first controlled studies of extremely hot, dense matter have overthrown the widely accepted 50-year old model used to explain how ions influence each other's behavior in a dense plasma. The results should ...

dateAug 06, 2012 in Plasma Physics
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Young stars flicker amidst clouds of gas and dust

(PhysOrg.com) -- Astronomers have spotted young stars in the Orion nebula changing right before their eyes, thanks to the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. ...

dateFeb 29, 2012 in Astronomy
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A new spin on understanding plasma confinement

To achieve nuclear fusion for practical energy production, scientists often use magnetic fields to confine plasma. This creates a magnetic (or more precisely "magneto-hydrodynamic") fluid in which plasma is tied to magnetic ...

dateNov 10, 2011 in Plasma Physics
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