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Title: The magnetized sheath of a dusty plasma with grains size distribution

The structure of a plasma sheath in the presence of dust grains size distribution (DGSD) is investigated in the multi-fluid framework. It is shown that effect of the dust grains with different sizes on the sheath structure is a collective behavior. The spatial distributions of electric potential, the electron and ion densities and velocities, and the dust grains surface potential are strongly affected by DGSD. The dynamics of dust grains with different sizes in the sheath depend on not only DGSD but also their radius. By comparison of the sheath structure, it is found that under the same expected value of DGSD condition, the sheath length is longer in the case of lognormal distribution than that in the case of uniform distribution. In two cases of normal and lognormal distributions, the sheath length is almost equal for the small variance of DGSD, and then the difference of sheath length increases gradually with increase in the variance.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Heifei 230031 (China)
  2. (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22410363
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; 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; DUSTS; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON DENSITY; GRAIN SIZE; ION DENSITY; MAGNETIZATION; PLASMA SHEATH; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION; SURFACE POTENTIAL