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PNA-incompleteEdit

This has a large amount of Trek related information, but episodes are not referenced. Enzo Aquarius 21:27, 3 Apr 2005 (EDT)

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--Alan 04:46, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Inconsistant Definition Edit

In the definition stated in the intro it includes electrical arcs as a form of plasma. However, under the History section it states that the first artificially created plasma on earth was made in a fusion reactor (I assume the tokamak experiments in Russia) in the late 20th century. I don't know about the Star Trek Universe but in the real word people were generating arcs well before then.--Hribar 18:15, 27 May 2009 (UTC)

Images and Updates Edit

I added a brief overview on the first paragraph about plasma being used in EPS conduits, even though it's discussed in more detail later. Since some people just like to read the first few sentences at the top, I felt it appropriate.

I also fixed some citations, added the reference to the ion distributor used in the first manned mission to Mars (eerily close to when the US plans to send a manned mission to Mars).

Plasma is one of the most commonly used phrases in the Star Trek universe. There should be much more on this page. Since we see plasma conduits and warp plasma always fluctuating in the warp core throughout the series, I believe some images should be included as well. If someone feels the changes are inappropriate, feel free to revert.

Also, since there is no article for blood plasma (and I can't remember it even being mentioned in the series), is there a need for the redirect link at the top? --Kahwless 04:44, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Long time incites removedEdit

On Earth, plasma was first created in a controlled environment in the late 20th century with a prototype fusion reactor. However, duration of this stable state was short-lived at that technology level.

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Matter in the plasma phase can reach temperatures of over three million Kelvin and cannot be contained in conventional containers; instead, it has to be contained using magnetic force fields such as those in a plasma canister or plasma infuser, and transferred through plasma conduits such as the EPS conduits found in a starship or outpost's power transfer grid.

These have both been waiting for a citation for a fairly long time. -- sulfur 11:35, February 23, 2011 (UTC)

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