Plasma and Electricity
Most recent answer: 03/16/2018
- Anonymous (age 10)
A plasma has both positive and negative particles that can move independently. That in itself won't cause an electrical current to flow. In fact, and ordinary piece of metal has charged particles that can move. Current only flows through it when an electric field is present, systematically pushing the negative and positive particles opposite directions. A plasma is like that too.
Actually, to be a little more precise, there are tiny currents coming from the random motions of the charged particles. You can hear the effect of these tiny random currents as background noise in radios. Any systematic current requires that something else create a systematic electric field.
(published on 03/16/2018)