Damping and absorption of high-frequency waves in dusty plasmas

U. de Angelis, A. Forlani, R. Bingham, P. K. Shukla, A. Ponomarev, V. N. Tsytovich

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By employing standard statistical techniques of linear fluctuation theory, it is shown how the ensemble averages over statistical distributions of charged massive grains in a dusty plasma can result in "average" dispersion relations for high‐frequency electromagnetic and electrostatic waves. The dispersion relations admit solutions for complex frequencies and wave numbers, suggesting that the waves can be damped (Im ω≠0) or absorbed (Im k≠0) in a dusty plasma.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1994


  • dusty plasmas
  • plasma waves
  • dispersion relations
  • electrostatic waves
  • plasma electromagnetic waves


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