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Examples for plasma

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    I have a question about plasma and its temperature:
    Which plasmas are hot plasma and which are cold plasmas.For example ionosphere ,Lightning,polar aurorae etc.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 8, 2011 #2
    Sounds like a homework question, so I'll try not to be specific!

    The temperature of a gas or plasma is a bulk property and is related to the rms of the velocity of the individual particles in the system in question.

    So a hot plasma has fast moving ions.
     
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