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The Plasma Arc

  • Dennis A. Gerdeman
  • Norman L. Hecht
Part of the Applied Mineralogy book series (MINERALOGY, volume 3)

Abstract

Plasma is a gaseous cloud composed of free electrons, positive ions, neutral atoms and molecules. It has been referred to as “the 4th state of matter” because of its unique properties. Its behavior involves complex interactions between electromagnetic and mechanical forces.

Keywords

Plasma Generator Hollow Electrode Rear Electrode Basic Electrode Material Fluid Vessel 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis A. Gerdeman
    • 1
  • Norman L. Hecht
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Dayton Research InstituteDaytonUSA

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