The free boundary dust-plasma crystal

Ya K Khodataev, R Bingham, V P Tarakanov, V N Tsytovich, G E Morfill

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Abstract

We show for the first time that a dust-plasma crystal can be formed in the absence of a confining potential. Numerical simulations are carried out in two- and three dimensions to illustrate that a spherical dust-crystal with free boundaries can exist. We show that this is possible due to attraction between the dust particles caused by the asymmetrical bombardment of the plasma flux on the surface of the dust particles.
LanguageEnglish
Pages95-100
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica Scripta
VolumeT89
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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Keywords

  • dusty plasma
  • dust plasma crystal
  • dust crystal
  • dust particles

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Khodataev, Y. K., Bingham, R., Tarakanov, V. P., Tsytovich, V. N., & Morfill, G. E. (2001). The free boundary dust-plasma crystal. Physica Scripta, T89, 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1238/Physica.Topical.089a00095
Khodataev, Ya K ; Bingham, R ; Tarakanov, V P ; Tsytovich, V N ; Morfill, G E. / The free boundary dust-plasma crystal. In: Physica Scripta. 2001 ; Vol. T89. pp. 95-100.
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In: Physica Scripta, Vol. T89, 2001, p. 95-100.

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Khodataev YK, Bingham R, Tarakanov VP, Tsytovich VN, Morfill GE. The free boundary dust-plasma crystal. Physica Scripta. 2001;T89:95-100. https://doi.org/10.1238/Physica.Topical.089a00095