Social Question

Brian1946's avatar

At what temperatures do gasses become plasma?

Asked by Brian1946 (28560points) March 24th, 2012

It’s my understanding that plasma is a state of matter where the atoms have been stripped of their electrons, so I imagine in many cases it’s way hot.

Are there places and/or conditions where plasma exists in cooler temperatures, or is the inside of a plasma TV as hot as the sun? ;-)

Do man-made nuclear explosions or does lightning generate plasma?

Does plasma contain other particles besides electrons, neutrons, and protons?

BTW, this is not a homework question.

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

3 Answers

Tropical_Willie's avatar

@Brian1946 You probably graduated in 1964 from high school Somewhere above 1,000,000,000 degrees as I recall, but I graduated in high school in 1964

Rarebear's avatar

Um, let me see
Not sure, I don’t think so, yes, no, yes.

Trillian's avatar

You might find the answers you seek here

Answer this question

Login

or

Join

to answer.
Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
or
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther