Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Another note on plasmas

One final thing I want to mention about plasmas: A plasma is generally defined by its "Debye Length", the length which the plasma "Screens out" electric fields. A wikipedia link on this is HERE.

To be considered a plasma, the plasma must be dense enough that one ion will affect many nearby ions, which creates a collective effect in the movement of the plasmas.

Recent Events

Welcome to the Plasma Physics page by yours truly. To begin, I'll link to a couple of posts on plasma physics I wrote on my other blog a couple of months ago:

Non-Neutral Plasma Physics I
Non-Neutral Plasma Physics II

So this blog will be a record of mainly what I'm doing in the lab at the Y, and a little on what the other students are doing.