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What happens if we heat up the plasma enough?

  1. Sep 4, 2015 #1
    I was wondering , because all I know is that we got solid . Heat it up enough and you get liquid . Heat that up enough too and boom ! There's gas . Plasma is another transformation in this category , in this case , about heating up the gas enough . And I wanted to know , if there is anything after that ? Or do we even know if there is or not ?
     
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  3. Sep 4, 2015 #2

    Geofleur

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    Plasma is made up of the parts of atoms - protons, neutrons, and/or electrons - that have been dissociated from each other. If you keep increasing the temperature, eventually you will get a quark-gluon plasma, where the quarks in the nuclei would be separated, except that it's impossible to separate quarks from the nucleus? If you put enough force trying to separate them, I am not sure but I think it makes more quarks, some of which annihilate each other? Anyway, I can't think of anything hotter than a quark-gluon plasma.
     
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  4. Sep 4, 2015 #3

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    Actually, this Fermilab video is pretty good:
     
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