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Plasma threat to modern society

One of the modern threats to our civalisation. A plasma burst from the sun can reach earth with devastatinbg consequences for our modern age. These plasma flares had little  impact on our grand parents because the impact is through electrical phenomenon. The flares create very large electrical currents and induce magnetic fields that reach the earths surface.

Warm matter

In this interesting article for me the authors talk about creating warm matter. This is a plasma really. But most of the universe is in the form of plasma. The authors call it Warm Matter. I had not heard this term before. Warm matter is not some thing we see much on earth. A volcano spews out molten lava at temperatures of several thousand degrees celcius.

Interesting paper on HIPIMS

Interesting paper on HIPIMS plasma instabilities and transport - Arutiun Ehiasarian, Sheffield, http://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.3692172 or open access

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