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

    thanks for the help
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  3. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,044
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    If I'm not mistaken, a plasmoid is simply a hot plasma ball.
  4. thanks that about answers it...

  5. Danger

    Danger 9,663
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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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