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The Plasma Dictionary website is based on the Fusion & Plasma Glossary that was originally created on the Fusion Energy Educational website (FusEdWeb) which also has additional introductory information on plasma and fusion science.

By clarifying the meanings of the most frequently used plasma terms, it is envisioned that the primary use of the Plasma Dictionary website will be by students, teachers, researchers, and writers for

  • Enhancing literacy in plasma science
  • Serving as an educational aid
  • Providing practical information
  • Helping clarify plasma writings


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