Low frequency responses, waves and instabilities in dusty plasmas

V. N. Tsytovich, U. de Angelis, R. Bingham

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The charging collisions of electrons and ions with dust particles and the collisions of all particles with neutral atoms are self-consistently taken into account to study low-frequency modes and instabilities in dusty plasmas. These were previously treated with a multicomponent approach for fixed grain charge or taking into account the dust charge variations but not the effect of the electron/ion–dust collisions on the plasma distributions and response. A new general expression for the dusty plasma response is found and examples of waves and instabilities in dusty plasmas are considered for a broad range of frequencies lower than both the charging frequency and the frequency of plasma particle interactions with dust. Suggestions for future experiments are given.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1079-1090
Number of pages12
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number4
Early online date21 Mar 2002
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2002


  • dusty plasmas
  • plasma collisions
  • plasma instabilities
  • plasma materials processsing
  • plasma waves


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