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Can a plasma be compressed more than other forms of matter?

  1. Aug 4, 2014 #1
    Can a plasma be compressed to greater densities than other forms of matter?
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  3. Aug 4, 2014 #2


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    If you compress any form of matter enough, chances are good it becomes a plasma in the process, so... "yes"?
    The most dense things are black holes, but they don't fall in the typical categories of matter states.
  4. Aug 4, 2014 #3
    Well if you don't quite go the extreme of a black hole we could look an neutron star interiors, where it is theorised there exist neutron superfluids and possibly even some kind of quark-gluon soup right in the core. Not sure that these are plasmas, exactly...
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