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Title: Transient bow shock around a cylinder in a supersonic dusty plasma

Visual observations of the formation of a bow shock in the transient supersonic flow of a dusty plasma incident on a biased cylinder are presented. The bow shock formed when the advancing front of a streaming dust cloud was reflected by the obstacle. After its formation, the density jump of the bow shock increased as it moved upstream of the obstacle. A physical picture for the formation of the electrohydrodynamic bow shock is discussed.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22227995
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; DUSTS; ELECTROHYDRODYNAMICS; FLOW VISUALIZATION; PLASMA; PLASMA DENSITY; SHOCK WAVES; SUPERSONIC FLOW; TRANSIENTS