Plasma (pheesics)

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Plasma (frae Greek πλάσμα, "onything formed"[1]) is ane o the fower fundamental states o matter (the ithers bein solit, liquid, an gas). It comprises the major component o the Sun. Heatin a gas mey ionize its molecules or atoms (reducin or increasin the nummer o electrons in them), sicweys turnin it intae a plasma, which contains charged pairticles: positive ions an negative electrons or ions.[2]

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  1. πλάσμα, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus
  2. Luo, Q-Z; D'Angelo, N; Merlino, R. L. (1998). "Shock formation in a negative ion plasma" (PDF). 5 (8). Department of Physics and Astronomy. Retrieved 20 November 2011. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)