On the subject of a light saber. It is not an energy beam of plasma or a laser. Its an exotic energy state weapon. The beam itself is not hot. The
energy blade causes atoms to fall apart... aka: breaking down matter. As matter breaks down at an extreme speed, it heats up. In short: This is why
the saber can instantly jab into an object and cut it without a burn mark... but if a saber is left into an object, it will cause the object to slowly
Thats why when a limb is cut by a saber, there CAN be blood vapor, because the blood and meat in contact with the blade...
It has an extremely strong magnetic field that is extended along the energy blade, and the energy blade itself does not put out energy or heat unless
it is in contact with matter.... in short, the light saber is a lethal weapon. Basically operating in a similar sense to matter-deconstruction rays
used in so many sci-fi movies/books of old.
Also a side note, it has been stated by US Weapons Researchers that we could make a light saber with current technology, but its uses would be
extremely few, and would require a large battery pack. Source was from Military Channel, so it COULD be military propaganda on 'how cool we are'
etc... or not... who knows!
As for Magnetic Field Encased Plasma Weapons... this is from Star Wars as well, but not entirely. However,
I must remind everyone, this is based on fiction MIXED with science. If a real weapon were to be made, it may or may not act as it does in the
Plasma itself will disperse out into space when fired as a weapon... eg: it would not be very efficient in and of itself in the distances of space
combat... so a magnetic field is used to encase the plasma...
I will run it through: Power System activates and the plasma is generated in the weapon, magnetic fields pull the plasma forward and encase it as
it travels through the mechanics of the weapon, and a 'barrel' sends it out at the target... basically an energy rail gun in a sense?
This being, the plasma is kept stable within the magnetic field as it travels to the target... as to how a said field could be kept in place, theres
multiple theories. One is projected fields, another is partial-matter encasement of the plasma... to keep a magnetic field there... or the plasma
itself, interacting with the magnetic field, might keep it there. I can not say how this would work, its one of the big question marks on this form of
Once the bolt reaches the target, the field disperse in contact, the plasma energy deposited onto the target. The plasma expands and the energy is
A fiction note here, Heavy Turbo Lasers are said plasma weapons. They are capable of putting out 1 gigatons of energy per 'bolt' and firing once
per second at a stable power rate. A super star destroyer has 250 heavy turbo lasers, and 250 small turbo lasers (another power rate).. a combined
total of 505 gigatons of energy output from those weapons alone. Per second. The range of a Heavy Turbo Laser is enough to traverse 1.2 AU with
ACCURACY. Meaning, ships did not have to be in close range to do the dirty work. Planetary Turbo Lasers, if they were on Mars, could bombard Earth...
This is why these weapons are used for large ship to ship combat, planetary defense systems, and bombardment of planets... in the Star Wars universe