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Plasmas as cover art for The American Journal of Physics

An image from our article, "The Use of DC Glow Discharges as Undergraduate Educational Tools" was recently featured as the cover art for the September issue of the American Journal of Physics.  Written by former post-doc Stephanie Wissel (now at UCLA), the abstract of the article is:  "Plasmas have a beguiling way of getting students interested in physics. We argue that plasmas can and should be incorporated into the undergraduate curriculum as both demonstrations and advanced investigations of electromagnetism and quantum effects. We describe a device, based on a direct-current (dc) glow discharge tube, which allows for a number of experiments into topics such as electrical breakdown, spectroscopy, magnetism, and electron temperature."  You can read the entire article by clicking either here or here.

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