You do not know what a plasma is ? Do not worry, we will give you some information to better understand this complex and fascinating environment !

A plasma can be seen as the fourth state of matter, but already we evoke a controversial subject! It is a gas to which enough energy is transmitted to be ionized and become an electrical conductor. Plasma is the most common state of matter in the universe (99% of the universe), but it is not naturally present on Earth.

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Artificial plasmas are used in a very large and varied number of industrial applications and constitute a dynamic and multidisciplinary research topic. You will find more information in the career opportunities section.

You would like more information ? Below is a selection of links and documents (mainly in french!).

Chaîne YouTube de Claire Douat (Enseignant-Chercheur à l’Université d’Orléans, laboratoire GREMI)
ScienceClic – Le plasma
FUTUREMAG – ARTE – Qu’est-ce que le plasma
Fichier:France Culture - 2008.svg — WikipédiaFrance Culture – La méthode scientifique – Plasma : le quatrième état, c’est moi !
EURONEWS – une nouvelle révolution pour l’industrie?
Monsieur Bidouille – La découpe plasma
J’m’énerve pas, j’explique – Du Soleil à ITER : une Histoire de la FUSION
Monsieur Bidouille – ITER ET LA FUSION

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