Treatment of a single micrometer-size dust particle in a low-pressure radio-frequency discharge is presented. The particle is trapped in a potential well and its radius is accurately determined using angle-resolved Mie scattering. In an oxygen plasma, the particle radius can be decreased in a well-controlled way.
|Journal||Physical Review E: Statistical, Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999|