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Title: Orientational order and formation of topological defects in two-dimensional systems

The formation dynamics of topological defects and the orientational order in nonideal systems of particles interacting with a screened Coulomb potential is numerically simulated. Calculations are performed in a broad range of parameters corresponding to experimental conditions in a laboratory dusty plasma. A relation is obtained between the number of defects, the shape of the orientational correlation function, and the coupling parameter of the system. New approximations are proposed for the orientational correlation function in the liquid and hexatic phases of structures analyzed.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Joint Institute for High Temperatures (Russian Federation)
  2. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22210570
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 117; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; CORRELATION FUNCTIONS; COULOMB FIELD; DEFECTS; LIQUIDS; PARTICLES; PLASMA; SIMULATION; TOPOLOGY; TWO-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS