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Welcome to WVU Plasma Physics

These pages describe our research in general terms and provide specific information for prospective graduate students. This page also contains links to the WVU Physics Department, WVU, and the international communities of plasma physics and space physics. The Plasma Physics group studies the fourth state of matter. As many substances are heated from a low temperature, they go through a succession of states: solid, liquid, gas, and finally plasma. At high temperatures, all matter is in the plasma state.