How Plasma Is Used On Earth Essay

1355 Words Oct 6th, 2015 6 Pages
Orion Sommer
Mrs. Weatherington
Sophomores--3
September, 2015
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A couple of weeks ago, a YouTube channel called "TheGameTheorists" uploaded a video about how the people in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z harness their Ki and shoot lasers with it. Ever since I watched that video I 've been interested in learning more about plasma. The video is mainly about how these people use plasma to their advantage. He talks about how schools never teach us about plasma, how it 's the fourth state of matter, and how 99% of the universe is plasma.
I want to learn how plasma is used on earth, why they don’t teach about plasma in school and the benefit of plasma in the universe. Plasma, the state of matter, is the most common form of matter; it makes up 99% of the visible universe and most likely makes up a lot of the non-visible universe as well. Plasma was discovered by Sir William Crookes in 1879, because he used vacuum tubes in most of his experiments, he was bound to discover plasma eventually. The temperature of plasma can either be cold and less dense, or hot and more dense. The temperature at which an element becomes a plasma depends on the element. For example, ordinary solids, liquids, and gasses are too cold and electricity neutral to be in plasma form on a regular day. They consist of free moving ions and electrons and can be controlled with magnetic fields, which makes them efficient sources of radiation; the electrons are also not bound to the nucleus. An…

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