Charging of micro-particles in plasma-dust interaction

H. Kersten, H. Deutsch, G.M.W. Kroesen

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A microphysical description of the charging of dust grains in a plasma is presented. The model which is based on plasma-wall interaction processes predicts the dependence of the grain charge on the particle radius and on the particle temperature better than the commonly used assumptions of a spherical capacitor. The results of the model are compared with measurements of the particle charge which were performed in different discharge configurations. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-60
JournalInternational Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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