Voltaic arc, sometimes referred to as Plasma or Fibroblast, what is it?
It is simpler than many people busy selling you stuff make out to be.
People who are interested in selling you have also the vested interest in making something simple make it appear difficult. Fibroblast or Plasma in essence is an electrical spark or electrical arc, nothing more nothing less. It is not as if selling you stuff is bad, it is instead that the selling methods used are sometimes confusing on purpose. In this section you will hopefully understand what plasma or electrical arcing is in simple terms.
Electrical insulators, when subjected to a high enough voltage undergo an electrical breakdown. When Electrical Breakdown occurs the electric current starts flowing through the insulator and what was the insulator then becomes an electricity conducting substance during the electrical breakdown.
In other words, Voltaic arc, plasma or “fibroblast” is the electrical discharge which occurs in the insulating substance during an electrical breakdown, and this happens at a specific voltage and specific conditions in an insulator.
The electrical spark can take place in an electrical insulator (be it plastic, SF6, mineral oil, and even air or a vacuum). A dramatic electrical arc, with which we are all familiar with, is lightening, where the insulator is the air.
This natural phenomenon of arcing, sparking or “fibroblast” was first scientifically described by Sir Humphry Davy, in an 1801 paper published in William Nicholson’s Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry, and the Arts.