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ADV PHYSICS






Plasma Physics

Project



Introduction

From Wikipedia:

In physics and chemistry, plasma is a state of matter similar to gas in which a certain
portion of the particles are ionized. The basic premise is that heating a gas
dissociates its molecular bonds, rendering it into its constituent atoms. Further
heating
leads to ionization (a loss of electrons), turning it into a plasma: containing
charged particles, positive ions and negative electrons.


The presence of a non
-
negligible number of charge carriers makes the plasma
electrically conductive so that it respond
s strongly to electromagnetic fields. Plasma,
therefore, has properties quite unlike those of solids, liquids, or gases and is
considered to be a distinct state of matter. Like gas, plasma does not have a definite
shape or a definite volume unless enclosed

in a container; unlike gas, under the
influence of a magnetic field, it may form structures such as filaments, beams and
double layers. Some common plasmas are stars and neon signs.


Plasma was first identified in a Crookes tube, and so described by Sir W
illiam
Crookes in 1879 (he called it "radiant matter"). The nature of the Crookes tube
"cathode ray" matter was subsequently identified by British physicist Sir J.J.
Thomson in 1897, and dubbed "plasma" by Irving Langmuir in 1928, perhaps
because it remind
ed him of a blood plasma.


Langmuir wrote:

Except near the electrodes, where there are sheaths containing very few electrons,
the ionized gas contains ions and electrons in about equal numbers so that the
resultant space charge is very small. We shall use
the name plasma to describe this
region containing balanced charges of ions and electrons.











Your Assignment


As opposed to doing a research paper, Powerpoint or podcast, you will “write” and
“publish” a mini eBook on Plasma Physics.


Your book
must include the following:

a.

What is plasma and how is it formed?

b.

The necessary conditions for formation: ionization, temperature, electric
potential, magnetic fields

c.

Comparison of plasma and gas phases

d.

Current research in fusion power (an application of pl
asma physics)


Your research must be supported by:

a.

images

b.

videos

c.

works cited and references

d.

an interactive image (or two)

e.

a quiz (or two)



Steps to Success

1.

Do all of your research first.

Find appropriate images and videos

2.

Make sure you document your resea
rch
. Cite all sources, in proper format,
for information, images and videos.

3.

Organize your research into “chapters.”

4.

Enter your information onto the
iBooks Author App.

5.

Test your formatting with an iPad.

6.

Export your final
document to ePub and to PDF.

7.

Wikip
edia is not a source.

8.

You must include a
glossary of key terms as well.


What To Turn in and When

1.

Upload your .ePub, iBooks and a PDF version to dropbox.

2.

Your research/images etc. must be turned in by March 5 for review.

3.

Due date:
March 16

4.

A rubric will be

provided.


Please note


if you are using your own computer, you must have Mac OS 10.72 and
the iBooks Author App installed.