plasmoid


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plasmoid

[′plaz‚mȯid]
(physics)
An isolated collection of electrons, ions, and neutral particles which holds together for a duration many times as long as the collision times between particles.
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As the north end re-connected with the surface around 11:48 UT, a plasmoid sphere was hurled over the west limb at high speed between 11:48 and 12:04 UT from the foot of the re-connecting arch.
And during the final few seconds as the internal thermal gradient and radiation pressure precipitously increased, an equally intense plasmoid magnetic field built up.
Interestingly, experiments on plasmoid by Bostick et al.
Baker also described advances in techniques for adding fuel to the plasma, citing the development of high-velocity pellet injectors operating steady-state at speeds in the 1.5 km/sec range and the development of plasmoid injector systems.
Thus the plasmoid cools and condenses its increasing mass into a compact quasar.
Hence the directional nature of the observed plasmoid ejections.