Spheromak: The spheromak is a type of plasma configuration which enables the plasma to contain itself with its own magnetic field, even when external fields aren't present. Plasma's shape with this configuration resembles that of a smoke ring.
So, there is an ongoing plasma rifle design in my head which involves spheromaks of nitrogen plasma flying at speeds of Mach 10 in atmospheric conditions, however, a certain person said, that it's likely that these spheromaks will be eroded by air drag.
I tried to make a few countermeasures, but I'm still unsure if spheromaks would be capable of surviving in an atmosphere until they reach their intended target (an unfortunate terrorist, who stands 90 meters away from me).
The plasma's countermeasures:
- high degree of ionization in the plasma
Would it be possible for a spheromak to survive in an atmosphere until the end of its "trip"?