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written by Robert Baker, Walter Gekelman, Bill Layton, Richard Buck, and Joe Wise
This is the home page of LAPTAG, the Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group, which constructed the first high school plasma lab in the United States. Plasma, considered to be the fourth state of matter, is a highly ionized substance containing equal amounts of positive and negative charge.  By mass and volume, it is the most plentiful phase of matter in the universe.  The LAPTAG plasma laboratory, funded in part by the DOE, consists of a small ionizing device powered by a helicon source with Langmuir probes used to measure density and electron temperature.

The "Proposals & Manuals" link has the complete, cost-free lab manual on plasma physics for high school students.   "Lectures & Notes on Plasma Physics" offers detailed notes and guidance in explaining the processes that occur when charged particles become a plasma.
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Modern Physics
- Plasma Physics
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
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Langmuir probe, laboratory, plasma
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Metadata instance created April 9, 2007 by Caroline Hall
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R. Baker, W. Gekelman, B. Layton, R. Buck, and J. Wise, (1999), WWW Document, (http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/laptag-website/Index.html).
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R. Baker, W. Gekelman, B. Layton, R. Buck, and J. Wise, LAPTAG: Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group, (1999), <http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/laptag-website/Index.html>.
APA Format
Baker, R., Gekelman, W., Layton, B., Buck, R., & Wise, J. (2007, January 1). LAPTAG: Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group. Retrieved December 12, 2017, from http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/laptag-website/Index.html
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Baker, R, W. Gekelman, B. Layton, R. Buck, and J. Wise. LAPTAG: Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group. January 1, 2007. http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/laptag-website/Index.html (accessed 12 December 2017).
MLA Format
Baker, Robert, Walter Gekelman, Bill Layton, Richard Buck, and Joe Wise. LAPTAG: Los Angeles Physics Teachers Alliance Group. 1999. 1 Jan. 2007. 12 Dec. 2017 <http://plasma.physics.ucla.edu/laptag-website/Index.html>.
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