Dust transport and force equilibria in magnetized dusty DC discharges

V. Land, E. Thomas, J. Williams

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Abstract

We have performed experiments on magnetized dusty Argon DC discharges. Here we report on the characterization of the plasma- and the dustparameters and on the response of the dust particles and the plasma to a change in the magnetic configuration inside the discharge. Finally, we show a case in which the balance of forces acting on the dust particles differs from the classical balance (in which the electrostatic force balances the downward force of gravity). In this case the electrostatic force acts as a downward force on the dust particles. From observations we will argue that the ion drag force might be the force that balances this downward electrostatic force.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Vistas in Dusty Plasmas: Fourth International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, 13-17 June 2005, Orleans, France
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Pages403-406
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0735402876, 9780735402874
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas - Orleans, France
Duration: 13 Jun 200517 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume799

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas
CountryFrance
CityOrleans
Period13/06/0517/06/05

Keywords

  • Dusty plasmas
  • Experimental plasma physics
  • Magnetized plasmas

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