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  1. Jun 13, 2005 #1
    is there a difference between plasma and plasmoid, if so what is it?

    thanks for the help
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  3. Jun 13, 2005 #2


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    If I'm not mistaken, a plasmoid is simply a hot plasma ball.
  4. Jun 13, 2005 #3
    thanks that about answers it...

  5. Jun 13, 2005 #4


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    Are you sure that it has to be hot? I've heard 'ball lightning' and similar effects being referred to as plasmoids, and they don't all appear to have any significant temperature to them. There does appear to be some sort of cohesion, though.
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