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Because plasmas are conductive and respond to electric and magnetic fields and can be efficient sources of radiation. They are usable in numerous applications where such control is needed or when special sources of energy or radiation are required. The topics page provides about 200 subject areas in plasma science and technology and nearly 100 applications.
This page introduces the major fields of application listed at the right. For each field, most or all of the plasma processes listed below are an essential ingredient. Plasma technology is a very broad category by itself as indicated by the many important areas listed below right.
Major Categories of Plasma Processes
equilibria, dynamic and static
Major Fields of Application
Basic plasma physics
Space - space plasma physics
Space - plasma astrophysics
Fusion - high energy density physics
Fusion - magnetic confinement
Fusion - alternate concepts
Sample Plasma Technology Areas
processing, thin film deposition