Plasma, also known as the ‘fourth matter’ (the three others being solid, liquid and gas), is an ionized gas comprised of neutral atoms, charged atoms and free electrons. Plasma technology dates back decades, to the beginning of the space age, when plasma-based experiments were initiated to enhance aerodynamic control.
This infographic tracks the rich, contemporary research being done in the field of plasma aerodynamics, including areas like plasma wind, plasma actuators, and plasma-enhanced combustion. It also evaluates how plasma technology will revolutionize aircraft design, heralding a whole new era of air travel.
Infographic by – Futurism