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Absolute measurement of the total ion-drag force on a single plasma-confined microparticle at the void edge under microgravity conditions

Author(s): J. Beckers, D. J. M. Trienekens, and G. M. W. Kroesen

We present an absolute measurement of the total ion-drag force on one single microparticle at the edge of the dust free region in low pressure complex plasmas: the void. In order to do so, the particle confinement position was monitored as a function of the gas pressure for two particle sizes under ...

[Phys. Rev. E 88, 055101] Published Tue Nov 19, 2013