Inside the Alacator C-Mod
Image: Mike Garrett
While I was in Boston for the AAAS conference, I got the chance to tour MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Though there were amazing science presentations going on at the convention center that I hated to miss, the chance to see the latest in plasma research was too good to pass up.
A plasma is essentially a really energized gas, and it's often called the fourth stage of matter. The particles in a plasma have so much energy