Monthly Archives: August 2013

Stability of three-dimensional dust acoustic waves in a dusty plasma with two opposite polarity dust species including dust size distribution

Author(s): S. K. El-Labany, W. F. El-Taibany, and E. E. Behery

Propagation of dust acoustic waves (DAWs) with the effect of power law dust size distribution (DSD) in a magnetized dusty plasma with opposite polarity dust is studied. Using a reductive perturbation method, a Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation appropriate for describing three-dimensional DAWs is derived. ...

[Phys. Rev. E 88, 023108] Published Mon Aug 26, 2013

Discharging of dust particles in the afterglow of plasma with large dust density

Author(s): I. B. Denysenko, I. Stefanović, B. Sikimić, J. Winter, and N. A. Azarenkov

The discharging of dust particles in the afterglow of plasma with large dust density is studied. We used measured electron and metastable dependencies to calculate the rate describing collection of electrons by dust particles by solving the electron balance equation. This rate is compared with the r...

[Phys. Rev. E 88, 023104] Published Thu Aug 08, 2013

Simulating the dynamics of complex plasmas

Author(s): M. Schwabe and D. B. Graves

Complex plasmas are low-temperature plasmas that contain micrometer-size particles in addition to the neutral gas particles and the ions and electrons that make up the plasma. The microparticles interact strongly and display a wealth of collective effects. Here we report on linked numerical simulati...

[Phys. Rev. E 88, 023101] Published Thu Aug 01, 2013