Halo Plasma Rifles: Sci-fi or a real possibility?

Could a Halo-esque plasma rifle be built, even theoreticaly? what kind of power would it need and what would the meterial it ionizes be? discuss!

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coilgun2 years ago

Re your question could a plasma gun be built the answer is yes I no because I designed and built one it worked as follows : A high voltage vaporises some wirewool the resulting plasma halide is electromagneticaly conductive as it expands as a pressure a wateing vacuum exellerates it then a theta pinch from an air coil causes a reverse plasma rotation and by voltage clutching compress the formed vortex to cause eelongation then a rail /MHD gun would further exelleration until it left the gun , i thourght of the plasma- gun whilst studdeing shock tubes on the bell jar . Its construction is as follows : firstly an e.t.g. or electro thermal gun is charged with a small ball of wirewool the e.t.g.was made by encasing a sharpened graphite rod in a steel tube insolating one end so as to connect wires to both casing and core it resembled a shell casing in that I could insert and remove when loading. , secondly x2 bottles with there bottoms removed were formed into a tube around which a

-t.p.g. or theta pinch gun a coiled copper tube formed an air coil , thirdly a tapered graphite tube from a golf club drilled and fitted with wires each side made the r.g. or railgun then x2 powerful magnets arranged centrally over the wires made the rail gun also work an m.h.d. or magnetohydrodynamics system next i connected a vacuum pump and capped the end using a fitting which allowed me to fit a burst disc or thin piece of aluminium foil, other components were x2 s.c.r. which are used to switch high voltages, x2 460volt capasitors a1000-volt voltmeter the voltmeter was there to clutch the coils Emfield so plasy-rotational vortex would form , x2 240volt switches and a 1,500watt strobe circuit to charge the caps . I did also think of lubricating the plasma with carbon 60 molecules which take high temperatures and are spherical and should act as a good plasma lube but didn't no if I could created the right atmosphere it would have needed to be helium at a 7nth of an atmosphear during the build I pondered on how a super heated pinched plasma vortex carrying high velocity would act upon leaving the gun and I concluded that the heat would cause a large shockwave and without adiquate shielding i might well get burnt , also because the plasma would be under high rotation and temperature it would self sustain due to the vacuum created by the heat so velocity would be the same at the target as when it left the gun. So scary was the gun and as I found on line extremely illegal I adopted to never fire it and later dismantled it.

ilpug4 years ago
It could be done, but it would be huge and not portable, and you might set the atmosphere on fire.
+1 and you would probably have very little ammo.
Actually, ammo probably wouldn't be a problem. The main issue would be getting the ammo to go very far.
True. Well I'm guessing it'd run on batteries which would probably drain pretty fast.
Yeah... I can't see it being carried on anything other than a truck or something.
well, in the halo story , the plasma rifles where made by aliens, witch have forien stuff and probably batteries that are WAY more effective than ours and have a way to make plasma so it is possible
Sessha4 years ago
so figure out how to ignite contain and launch thermite sounds possible from this side of the galaxy not sure how to go about it but I think some will figure it out race ya lol
peterwyman4 years ago
Its possible in theory only i think.
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jlund4 years ago
It can be built but it won't look like the game plasma I a liquid it is thousand of degrees so in reality the armor in halo would not really stop it it would just melt lol. Sucks for Emil. But you would have to have something to heat some metal beads up in to plasma the hard part is launching it far enough to do anything so yes it can be built but it's hard and gona be heavy and EXPENCIVE
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