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Title: Effects of interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields in dusty plasmas

Abstract

Interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields is considered as the most appropriate method for describing the characteristic properties of a dusty plasma. This method makes it possible to treat the openness of the dusty plasma systems and to describe the processes of self-organization and change in interaction between dust particles that are caused by the presence of plasma flows, in particular, to describe attraction between the dust particles at large distances, as well as the pairing of identically charged particles and the formation of complicated dusty structures including dusty plasma crystals. Interaction between the plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields was previously taken into account only when considering particular problems but was not considered as the general characteristic property of the dusty plasma. It is emphasized that the model taking into account the plasma-flow fields and their interaction with the electrostatic fields is the only model that allows simultaneous explanation of all basic parameters characterizing the condensation of the dusty plasma to plasma crystals (coupling constant {gamma}, interparticle distance r{sub min}, and melting temperature T{sub d}) obtained in observations. Attraction between the dust particles at large distances leads to instability similar to gravitational instability, which was erroneously disregarded in previousmore » descriptions of the dust sound. The corresponding critical size is similar to the Jeans radius. As a result of such attraction, dusty systems are structured, and such structuring is similar to known gravitational structuring and can explain the observation of dusty structures in most laboratory experiments on the dusty plasma.« less

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, General Physics Institute (Russian Federation), E-mail: tsytov@lpi.ru
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21072527
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 104; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1134/S1063776107020136; Copyright (c) 2007 Nauka/Interperiodica; Article Copyright (c) 2007 Pleiades Publishing, Inc; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CHARGED PARTICLES; COUPLING CONSTANTS; CRITICAL SIZE; CRYSTALS; DUSTS; GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITY; MELTING POINTS; PARTICLES; PLASMA; SOUND WAVES

Citation Formats

Tsytovich, V. N. Effects of interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields in dusty plasmas. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020136.
Tsytovich, V. N. Effects of interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields in dusty plasmas. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020136.
Tsytovich, V. N. Sun . "Effects of interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields in dusty plasmas". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063776107020136.
@article{osti_21072527,
title = {Effects of interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields in dusty plasmas},
author = {Tsytovich, V. N.},
abstractNote = {Interaction between plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields is considered as the most appropriate method for describing the characteristic properties of a dusty plasma. This method makes it possible to treat the openness of the dusty plasma systems and to describe the processes of self-organization and change in interaction between dust particles that are caused by the presence of plasma flows, in particular, to describe attraction between the dust particles at large distances, as well as the pairing of identically charged particles and the formation of complicated dusty structures including dusty plasma crystals. Interaction between the plasma-flow fields and electrostatic fields was previously taken into account only when considering particular problems but was not considered as the general characteristic property of the dusty plasma. It is emphasized that the model taking into account the plasma-flow fields and their interaction with the electrostatic fields is the only model that allows simultaneous explanation of all basic parameters characterizing the condensation of the dusty plasma to plasma crystals (coupling constant {gamma}, interparticle distance r{sub min}, and melting temperature T{sub d}) obtained in observations. Attraction between the dust particles at large distances leads to instability similar to gravitational instability, which was erroneously disregarded in previous descriptions of the dust sound. The corresponding critical size is similar to the Jeans radius. As a result of such attraction, dusty systems are structured, and such structuring is similar to known gravitational structuring and can explain the observation of dusty structures in most laboratory experiments on the dusty plasma.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063776107020136},
journal = {Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics},
number = 2,
volume = 104,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}