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Bottling the world’s coldest plasma – Phys.org

Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the world’s coldest plasma in a magnetic bottle, a technological achievement that could advance research…

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Rice University physicists have discovered a way to trap the world’s coldest plasma in a magnetic bottle, a technological achievement that could advance research into clean energy, space weather and astrophysics.
“To understand how the solar wind interacts with the Earth, or to generate clean energy from nuclear fusion, one has to understand how plasmaa soup of electrons and ionsbehaves in a magnetic field,” said Rice Dean of Natural Sciences Tom Killian, the corresponding author of a published…

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