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Scientists Control Plasma Bullets

Scientists Control Plasma Bullets

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Feb 27, 2009 | popularity 4.6 / 5 (28) | comments 14

(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 ...


Scientists fabricate first plasma transistor

Scientists fabricate first plasma transistor

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Nov 12, 2008 | popularity 4.2 / 5 (82) | comments 8

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 ...


Ultracold gas mimics ultrahot plasma

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Feb 15, 2009 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (6) | comments 9

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 ...


Researchers develop breakthrough technique to unlock the secret of plasmas

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Nov 21, 2008 | popularity 4.3 / 5 (15) | comments 5

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a technique that brings scientists a big step closer to unlocking the secrets of the most abundant form of matter in the universe.


Physicist confines plasma components in a trap within a trap

Physics / Plasma Physics

created May 06, 2008 | popularity 4.5 / 5 (24) | comments 1

A University of Michigan professor has taken a step toward simulating a type of matter found in the crusts of neutron stars, in the cores of gas giant planets, and in exotic plasmas thought to be present in the earliest universe.


Liquid Behavior in Solid Particles

Physicists see similarities in stream of sand grains, exotic plasma at birth of universe

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Nov 06, 2007 | popularity 4 / 5 (30) | comments 2

Streams of granular particles bouncing off a target in a simple tabletop experiment produce liquid-like behavior also witnessed in a massive research apparatus that simulates the birth of the universe. A team ...


Swarming starlings help probe plasma, crowds and stock market

Physics / Plasma Physics

created Aug 09, 2007 | popularity 4.4 / 5 (11) | comments 0

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Physics Department’s Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics have found a powerful technique that could be used to detect precisely when ordered patterns form in everything ...



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