Plasma: the genesis of the word

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Pinheiro, Mario J.;
(2007)
  • Subject: Physics - History and Philosophy of Physics | Physics - Plasma Physics

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.
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