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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.

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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.

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