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Effect of Multi-Sized Dust Distribution on Local Plasma Sheath Potentials

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dc.contributor.author Sun, Meihong
dc.contributor.author Matthews, Lorin
dc.contributor.author Hyde, Truell
dc.identifier.citation Advances in Space Research, 38(11), 2575-2580, 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/8000
dc.description.abstract This work investigates the modification of a plasma sheath in a complex plasma due to the presence of dust particles with a specified size distribution. A self-consistent model for the plasma sheath is combined with a self-consistent dynamical code in order to determine the interaction of the dust particles with the local sheath potential and the subsequent effect on the dynamics of the particles. It is shown that the ion density in the region of levitated particles is decreased. The sheath potential in the region of levitated dust particles is also more negative which is qualitatively consistent with the experimental results of Arnas et al. [Arnas, C., Mikikian, M., Bachet, G., Doveil, F. Sheath modification in the presence of dust particles. Phys. Plasmas 7(11), 4418–4422, 2000.]. en
dc.publisher Advances in Space Research en
dc.title Effect of Multi-Sized Dust Distribution on Local Plasma Sheath Potentials en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.asr.2005.02.10
dc.description.keywords Dusty plasma sheath en
dc.description.keywords Multi-sized dust distribution; en
dc.description.keywords Plasma crystal en
dc.description.keywords complex plasma en


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