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Plasma: the genesis of the word

Pinheiro, Mario J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 28 Mar 2007
The historical roots of the word plasma are recalled. It is suggested that possibly at the beginning of the researches in low-pressure gas discharges the driving motivation was related to the psychic phenomena investigated by Sir William Crookes.
free text keywords: Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics, Physics - Plasma Physics
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