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plasma gun

[′plaz·mə ‚gən]
(electronics)
A machine, such as an electric-arc chamber, that will generate very high heat fluxes to convert neutral gases into plasma.
(electromagnetism)
An electromagnetic device which creates and accelerates bursts of plasma.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Lawrenceville Plasma Physics, based in New Jersey, is developing a device that would zap hydrogen-boron fuel with a jolt of electricity, in a process known as dense plasma focus.
Dense plasma focus (DPF) is potential candidate for various technological applications.
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