Chapter 1. Plasma in Nature and in Laboratory Systems

  1. Boris M. Smirnov

Published Online: 29 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch1

Physics of Ionized Gases

Physics of Ionized Gases

How to Cite

Smirnov, B. M. (2001) Plasma in Nature and in Laboratory Systems, in Physics of Ionized Gases, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527617708.ch1

Author Information

  1. Russian Academy of Sciences

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471175940

Online ISBN: 9783527617708



  • methods of plasma generation;
  • terrestrial atmospheric plasma;
  • solar plasma;
  • laboratory devices;
  • state of matter


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Plasma as a State of Matter

  • Methods of Plasma Generation

  • Plasmas in Laboratory Devices

  • Plasma in Contemporary Technology

  • Terrestrial Atmospheric Plasma

  • Solar Plasma

  • Plasma with a Condensed Phase