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Long-range attraction of negatively charged dust particles in weakly ionized dense dust clouds
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Space and Plasma Physics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6712-3625
2010 (English)In: Physics of Plasmas, ISSN 1070-664X, Vol. 17, no 4, 043702- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The new Plasma Kristall Experiment (PK-4) is scheduled to fly on the International Space Station in 2012 with one of the experiments designed to investigate the existence of two fluid phases and a critical point in complex plasmas. A crucial issue is the parameter regime where the critical point could be found and this requires, as a first step, knowledge of the parameter range where dust-dust attraction can exist. This problem is addressed in the present work, extending previous works on long-range screening and attraction of negatively charged dust particles in plasmas. The roles of nonlinearities, ion-neutral collisions, electron dynamics, and plasma source on the depth and long-range behavior of the attractive well are established and the impact of these results on the PK-4 experiments is discussed.

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2010. Vol. 17, no 4, 043702- p.
Keyword [en]
dusty plasmas, plasma collision processes, plasma nonlinear processes, plasma sources
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Condensed Matter Physics
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-27925DOI: 10.1063/1.3368797ISI: 000277243000069ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77952383733OAI: diva2:382900
QC 20110103Available from: 2011-01-03 Created: 2011-01-03 Last updated: 2011-02-14Bibliographically approved

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