Ordering of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity

Hiroo Totsuji, Chieko Totsuji, Takafumi Ogawa, Kenji Tsuruta

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Structure formation of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity has been simulated by the molecular dynamics method. It is shown that, at low temperatures, dust particles are organized into layered spherical shells. The number of shells is a function of the system size and the strength of screening by ambient plasma particles, while the dependency on the latter is much weaker. In the simulation, the condition of the charge neutrality satisfied by the system of dust particles and plasma particles is properly taken into account.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045401
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

Fingerprint

Microgravity
dusty plasmas
microgravity
Plasma
dust
Neutrality
Spherical Shell
spherical shells
Molecular Dynamics
Screening
Shell
screening
Charge
molecular dynamics
Simulation
simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

Cite this

Ordering of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity. / Totsuji, Hiroo; Totsuji, Chieko; Ogawa, Takafumi; Tsuruta, Kenji.

In: Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol. 71, No. 4, 045401, 04.2005.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{3d01b70fbd6240f0b2c842b79d6b0e35,
title = "Ordering of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity",
abstract = "Structure formation of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity has been simulated by the molecular dynamics method. It is shown that, at low temperatures, dust particles are organized into layered spherical shells. The number of shells is a function of the system size and the strength of screening by ambient plasma particles, while the dependency on the latter is much weaker. In the simulation, the condition of the charge neutrality satisfied by the system of dust particles and plasma particles is properly taken into account.",
author = "Hiroo Totsuji and Chieko Totsuji and Takafumi Ogawa and Kenji Tsuruta",
year = "2005",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevE.71.045401",
language = "English",
volume = "71",
journal = "Physical Review E",
issn = "2470-0045",
publisher = "American Physical Society",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Ordering of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity

AU - Totsuji, Hiroo

AU - Totsuji, Chieko

AU - Ogawa, Takafumi

AU - Tsuruta, Kenji

PY - 2005/4

Y1 - 2005/4

N2 - Structure formation of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity has been simulated by the molecular dynamics method. It is shown that, at low temperatures, dust particles are organized into layered spherical shells. The number of shells is a function of the system size and the strength of screening by ambient plasma particles, while the dependency on the latter is much weaker. In the simulation, the condition of the charge neutrality satisfied by the system of dust particles and plasma particles is properly taken into account.

AB - Structure formation of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity has been simulated by the molecular dynamics method. It is shown that, at low temperatures, dust particles are organized into layered spherical shells. The number of shells is a function of the system size and the strength of screening by ambient plasma particles, while the dependency on the latter is much weaker. In the simulation, the condition of the charge neutrality satisfied by the system of dust particles and plasma particles is properly taken into account.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=41349105882&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=41349105882&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.045401

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevE.71.045401

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:41349105882

VL - 71

JO - Physical Review E

JF - Physical Review E

SN - 2470-0045

IS - 4

M1 - 045401

ER -