The coming of age of plasma physics

Once upon a time, people thought that electrons and ions always stuck together, living happily ever after. However, under low density of matter or high temperatures, the components of matter are no longer bound together. Instead, they form plasma, a state of matter naturally occurring in our universe, which has since been harnessed for everyday applications such as TV screens, chip etching and torches, but also propulsion and even sustained energy production via controlled fusion.

In a fascinating editorial for a special plasma issue of EPJ H, called "Plasma physics in the 20th century as told by players", three physicists share their perspectives on key events in the early history of plasma physics, in the first half of the 20th century. First, Patrick Diamond, from the University of California San Diego, USA, shares his recollections of the early days of wireless transmission and the description of the 'Heavyside Layer' (the electrically conducting layer of the upper atmosphere, which transmits radio waves). In turn, Yves Pomeau from the Ecole Polytechnique in Palaiseau, France, talks about the role of Irving Langmuir in the development of plasma theory, namely his calculation of the frequency of oscillation of electrons in a plasma environment with much heavier ions. Lastly, Uriel Frisch from the University Cote D'Azur in Nice, France, describes the birth of nuclear theory.

For those interested in reading further about , this EPJ H special issue covers both the fundamentals and the applications related to magnetic-confinement-based controlled fusion between 1950 and 2000. The story ranges from the Soviet era and Russian efforts to the standpoints of French, Japanese, Chinese and American physicists involved in building tokamaks around the world—and more recently ITER- to experiment with controlled fusion, which is governed by .


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More information: Patrick H. Diamond et al, Editorial introduction to the special issue "Plasma physics in the 20th century as told by players", The European Physical Journal H (2018). DOI: 10.1140/epjh/e2018-90061-5
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Dec 20, 2018
Now we will see many previously dear held notions falling by the wayside as Real, non-woo explanations for them start coming from Mainstream Science who are now embracing Plasma Physics over a lot of other, tried and failed models. Plasma and the charged field equations keep overriding the mathematics of other theories primarily grounded in just gravity in all of their models: they kept having to add major amounts of a magic, non-detectable yet strongly gravitic 'dark matter', yet have been able to find neither hide nor hair of the beast.

They are finally having to admit that plasma and the extended electromagnetic fields that go with it fills in gaps in the models that nothing else seems to do.

As RC has pointed out, it is a Combined Electromagnetism supported by plasma AND Gravitational attraction that forms bodies of all sizes, with electromagnetism from electrically charged plasma and gravity operating and cooperating at different scales to bring about the Cosmos.

Dec 20, 2018
'The coming age of plasma physics, as below so too above. Plasma physics are the physics of the future given the fundamental electrodynamics of the constituent of all matter. There is practically no field where it isn't relevant and lead to profound discovery. The most profound discoveries and observations are already changing the space sciences and opening the doors for a paradigm change from the gravitationally dominated dark ages of science.

Dec 20, 2018
They are finally having to admit that plasma and the extended electromagnetic fields that go with it fills in gaps in the models that nothing else seems to do.


Wrong.


Dec 20, 2018
'The coming age of plasma physics, as below so too above. Plasma physics are the physics of the future given the fundamental electrodynamics of the constituent of all matter. There is practically no field where it isn't relevant and lead to profound discovery. The most profound discoveries and observations are already changing the space sciences and opening the doors for a paradigm change from the gravitationally dominated dark ages of science.


And where did you copy paste that crap from?

Dec 20, 2018
And where did you copy paste that crap from?

My eloquence, and it's all true.

Dec 20, 2018
And where did you copy paste that crap from?

My eloquence, and it's all true.


Given that you are crap at plasma physics, and are not a scientist, then it can be safely ignored. And is.

Dec 20, 2018
"They are finally having to admit that plasma and the extended electromagnetic fields that go with it fills in gaps in the models that nothing else seems to do."

https://phys.org/...ion.html
Previously thought to be gravity dominated
https://www.scien...2048.htm
Previously thought to be thermally driven
https://www.space...ses.html
100% confirms Steelwolfes assessment

"Wrong"

LMAO...idiot.

Dec 20, 2018
An opinion coming from a guy who claimed electrochemistry is impossible in plasmas because there is no electrolyte. LOL! And you say I am crap at plasma physics. Opposite world as usual. Needless to say, your opinion ain't worth sh!t, as you would say.

Dec 20, 2018
An opinion coming from a guy who claimed electrochemistry is impossible in plasmas because there is no electrolyte. LOL! And you say I am crap at plasma physics. Opposite world as usual. Needless to say, your opinion ain't worth sh!t, as you would say.


And neither is yours, you cretin. However, I do not pretend to know the whole of the subject, and I do not constantly claim scientists are wrong based on an incomplete knowledge. You do it constantly. You are a nobody, with a cult belief system that includes Earth orbiting Saturn!
And the 'electrochemistry' I was criticising was by an EU idiot called Anariba. And he is assuredly talking sh!t.

Dec 20, 2018
https://phys.org/...ion.html
Previously thought to be gravity dominated


Wrong. Magnetic fields have long been theorised as necessary for star formation;

Star formation in magnetic dust clouds
Mestel, L. & Spitzer, L., Jr.
http://adsabs.har...16..503M

https://www.scien...2048.htm
Previously thought to be thermally driven


Lol. Caused by a mechanism the EU idiots deny - magnetic reconnection! Fail.

https://www.space...ses.html
100% confirms Steelwolfes assessment


Caused by something else EU idiots don't accept - Dynamo theory. And theorised to be spread by something else EUists don't believe in - black holes.

Not gone very well, has it?


Dec 20, 2018
"Not gone very well, has it?"

It never does for you.

Dec 20, 2018
"Not gone very well, has it?"

It never does for you.


I just showed you up, and you're claiming I'm wrong? Idiot. You lost. Didn't bother reading the papers, did you? Surprise, surprise.

Dec 20, 2018
Dumbarse EUist presents links to papers that totally contradict EU dogma! Stars forming from gravitational collapse, as opposed to forming along giant, invisible galactic currents. Strike one.
And to galactic fields caused by dynamo and spread by black holes! Strike two.
Along with some of the solar wind resulting from magnetic reconnection, which EUists don't believe in. Strike three. You're out.

Dec 20, 2018
Hey guys check this out, this is how Jones shows someone up (second time in this very thread...LMAO)

"Previously thought to be gravity dominated "

"Wrong. Magnetic fields have long been theorised as necessary for star formation"

So first the poor bastard blurts out "wrong" when Steelwolfe clearly wasn't. Then above, he blurts out wrong again to the statement that star formation was believed to be a process dominated by gravity...when every physicist on the planet believed the process was dominated by gravity at one time.

Jones...you make flat earthers look credible by comparison.


Dec 20, 2018
So first the poor bastard blurts out "wrong" when Steelwolfe clearly wasn't.


Yes, he was, you stupid prick. He said these were new ideas that scientists had to 'admit to'.
The Mestel & Spitzer paper is from 1956 you twat. Long before your cult came into existence.

...when every physicist on the planet believed the process was dominated by gravity at one time.


Which is an obvious lie, as any check of the literature, such as the paper above, will show. Quit lying, woo boy. Need some help, sh!tforbrains? Want a lesson on how to use Google Scholar? Tosser.

Dec 20, 2018
Jones...you make flat earthers look credible by comparison.


Says the follower of a cult that believes Earth used to orbit Saturn! And Venus came flying out of Jupiter! And who believe the Sun is a giant lightbulb! Lol.

Dec 20, 2018
"Which is an obvious lie, "

Oh but it isn't my retarded friend, a simple google search on both scholar and basic brings up half a million hits where papers state that gravity dominates star formation. But that's OK, you cannot possibly demonstrate less competency at this type of subject matter than you have since I have been here, I can only assume you have been doing it for a long time now.

https://www.ifa.h...kawa.pdf

a quote from the one above- "Star formation begins when gravity begins to dominate over heat,"
Too bad for the 1000 word max... could post links all day showing what a goof you are. But three posts of Jones harassment is enough for today. See you next time you F**k up simple physics moron.

Dec 20, 2018
We find that the B-field in the Pillars is ordered, running along the length of the pillars,
with a plane-of-sky field strength of ∼ 170 − 320 μG, estimated using the Chandrasekhar-Fermi method. The observed morphology is consistent with the field being dynamically negligible in the Pillars' formation.............However, the current B-field strength suggests that magnetic pressure provides significant support against both gravitational and pressure-
driven radial collapse of the pillars, and may be slowing the Pillars' evolution into cometary globules.


First observations of the magnetic field inside the Pillars of Creation: Results from the BISTRO survey
Pattle, K. et al.
https://arxiv.org...1554.pdf

So, the process of star formation, is gravitationally dominated. Magnetic fields can inhibit this collapse, but it happens anyway. Obviously.
This is what happens when you have dumb EUists who can't understand scientific papers.

Dec 20, 2018
"Which is an obvious lie, "

Oh but it isn't my retarded friend, a simple google search on both scholar and basic brings up half a million hits where papers state that gravity dominates star formation. But that's OK, you cannot possibly demonstrate less competency at this type of subject matter than you have since I have been here, I can only assume you have been doing it for a long time now.

https://www.ifa.h...kawa.pdf

a quote from the one above- "Star formation begins when gravity begins to dominate over heat,"
Too bad for the 1000 word max... could post links all day showing what a goof you are. But three posts of Jones harassment is enough for today. See you next time you F**k up simple physics moron.


And it does dominate, you moron. Nobody is saying otherwise. Magnetic fields inhibit collapse. And then gravity takes over. You are just too dumb to understand the paper. IQ of a f***ing badger.

Dec 20, 2018
See you next time you F**k up simple physics moron.


Really? Where did that happen? Lol. When was Earth orbiting Saturn?

Dec 20, 2018
You're doing badgers a disservice @jonesdave

Dec 20, 2018
You're doing badgers a disservice @jonesdave


I apologise to all badgers reading the above! Maybe a trilobite will be a good substitution. Given that they are extinct, and therefore can't object. Make that a brain damaged trilobite.

Dec 20, 2018
jd, go back to this little article from only a couple months ago and see just how your comments then square with your comments then, and since, for that matter:

https://phys.org/...tic.html

and with your 'struth line YOU give Yourself away as heavily religious, Very King James eh?

As I have stated before, I have always been more the plasma theorist, even though jonsie at one point denied there even Were scientists working in this particular field, and that the electromagnetic effects, many pointed out by older EU types, have been borne out. Many did not pass various tests, but enough have to raise further question, and the finding is that the electromagnetic multiplier effect of plasmas makes a Huge difference at a number of scales.

This is being shown to be true by more and more articles, and more articles keep showing null results for DM while Plasma Universe Theories keep covering and affirming more and more predictions

Dec 20, 2018
However, I do not pretend to know the whole of the subject, and I do not constantly claim scientists are wrong based on an incomplete knowledge.

And the end of his comments he calls a scientist an idiot. Nobody ever claimed jonesdumb had an iota of dignity.

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