Plasma

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Plasma or plasm may refer to plasma (physics), an ionized state of matter similar to a gas. It may also refer to:


Biology[edit]

  • Blood plasma, the yellow-colored liquid component of blood, in which blood cells are suspended
  • Cytoplasm, a jelly-like substance that fills cells, suspends and protects organelles
  • Germ plasm, a zone in the cytoplasm determining germ cells
  • Germplasm, describes a collection of genetic resources for an organism
  • Milk plasma or whey, the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained
  • Nucleoplasm, a highly viscous liquid that surrounds the chromosomes and nucleoli
  • Protoplasm, the entire living substance inside the cell membrane or cell wall

Computing[edit]

  • KDE Plasma Workspaces, an umbrella term for all graphical environments provided by KDE
  • Plasma effect, a computer-based animated visual effect, used in graphics demonstrations

Media and entertainment[edit]

Mineralogy[edit]

  • Plasma (mineral), bright green chalcedony, sometimes found with small spots of jasper resembling blood drops

Physics[edit]

  • Plasma (physics), an ionized state of matter similar to a gas. Common applications include the following:
    • Plasma antenna, a type of radio antenna that uses plasma instead of the metal elements of a traditional antenna
    • Plasma display, a flat-panel electronic visual display technology, commonly used for televisions
    • Plasma globe, a novelty item that was most popular in the 1980s
    • Plasma lamp, a type of electrode-less lamp energized by radio frequency power
    • Plasma weapon, any theoretical firearm designed to use plasma (high-energy ionized gas)
    • Plasma arc welding, joining of metals by coalescence using plasma arc as a heat source with or without filler metal
    • Plasma cutting, cutting of metals using plasma arc, used for non-ferrous metals like stainless steel and aluminium

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