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Title: Effect of the radio frequency discharge on the dust charging process in a weakly collisional and fully ionized plasma

A close analysis of dust charging process in the presence of radio frequency (RF) discharge on low pressure and fully ionized plasma for both weak and strong discharge's electric field is considered. When the electromagnetic waves pass throughout fully ionized plasma, the collision frequency of the plasma is derived. Moreover, the disturbed distribution function of plasma particles in the presence of the RF discharge is obtained. In this article, by using the Krook model, we separate the distribution function in two parts, the Maxwellian part and the perturbed part. The perturbed part of distribution can make an extra current, so-called the accretion rate of electron (or ion) current, towards a dust particle as a function of the average electron-ion collision frequency. It is proven that when the potential of dust grains increases, the accretion rate of electron current experiences an exponential reduction. Furthermore, the accretion rate of electron current for a strong electric field is relatively smaller than that for a weak electric field. The reasons are elaborated.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics, Mashhad Branch, Islamic Azad University, Mashhad (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. Department of Engineering, University of Applied Science and Technology (UAST)-Mohandesan Center, Mashhad (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408160
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; DUSTS; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRIC FIELDS; ELECTRON-ION COLLISIONS; PARTICLES; PLASMA; PRESSURE RANGE KILO PA; RADIOWAVE RADIATION