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  • n. A gas discharge of small dimensions ranging from micrometers to millimeters, used in various medical and industrial applications.


micro- +‎ plasma (Wiktionary)


  • St. Peter's College opens cutting-edge science center to research microplasma

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • The microplasma research center is the first of its kind in the nation, placing St. Peter's at the forefront of this burgeoning field.

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • In addition to serving as the nation's hub for microplasma research, the center will also provide undergraduates with research opportunities.

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • The federally-funded research program will seek to unlock the vast potential of microplasma, tiny discharges of ionized gas with the ability to clean contaminated air and water, sterilize medical equipment and promote energy efficiency.

    New Jersey Real-Time News

  • The current that is sent through the sheath to the bulk plasma determines how much current is carried by the two electrodes driving the microplasma.


  • In an attempt to lower the required voltage and increase efficiency, Chen, Eden, and others have been investigating methods of generating additional electrons, such as by growing electron-emitting carbon nanotubes on the inside wall of the microplasma device, as in a previous study. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Like a regular transistor, the microplasma transistor has the ability to control the current traveling through the terminals, and act as a switch or amplifier. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Unlike conventional transistors that can be damaged by a voltage transient, for example, the microplasma transistor is expected to be quite rugged because a gas (and plasma) cannot be 'burnt.'" - latest science and technology news stories


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