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Activity Discussion Science & Technology States of matter


    June 6, 2023 at 1:09 am
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    · Plasma is often called “the fourth state of matter,” along with solid, liquid and gas.

    · Just as a liquid will boil, changing into a gas when energy is added, heating a gas will form a plasma.

    · Plasma is superheated matter – so hot that the electrons are ripped away from the atoms forming an ionized gas.

    · It comprises over 99% of the visible universe.

    · Plasmas can be used for making computer chips, rocket propulsion, cleaning the environment, destroying biological hazards, healing wounds and other exciting applications.

    · Researchers have used the properties of plasma as a charged gas to confine it with magnetic fields and to heat it to temperatures hotter than the core of the sun.

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