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plasma

Overview page. Subjects: Physics.

A low-density, high-temperature, completely ionized gas, consisting of free atomic nuclei and free electrons. Overall it is electrically neutral. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘fourth...

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plasma

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 174 words.

An inert gas heated, e.g. by an electric arc, to a sufficiently high temperature (10 000 to 20 000 K

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metal spraying

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 14 words.

The creation of a metal coating using arc, flame, or plasma spraying.

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micropropulsion

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 18 words.

Small-scale propulsion, typically for use in outer space (e.g. for satellite positioning), using pulsed-plasma electric propulsion devices.

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