"Plasma is like a gas, but many of its atoms have been stripped of an electron or two. These positively charged atoms swim about in a crackling-hot sea of negatively charged loose electrons, making plasmas great electrical conductors. "
" A plasma is like a perfect conductor, in that it shields out static electric fields;the charges within the plasma rearrange themselves so that the E -field is zero except within approximately one Debye length of the edges of the plasma. De-bye shielding is effective only if there is no magnetic field in the plasma; in the presence of a B field the shielding is less complete, as we shall see "
"The fluid mosaic model is a good representation of the plasma membrane because the membrane itself is very fluid by being flexible and letting the membrane to complete endocytosis and exocytosis. The plasma membrane is like a mosaic because it is made up of many channel proteins, gycoproteins and cholesterol that all work together."
"Studying plasma waves in space is like finding one tooth of a dinosaur and trying to determine what the whole dinosaur looked like," Gekelman said. "In our machine, we can see the whole dinosaur.
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