The Role of Dust Charging and Asymmetric Ion Flow on the Dust Lattice Mode in Complex Plasma

Saurav Bhattacharjee *

Department of Physics, Tinsukia College, Tinsukia, Assam-786125, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

mechanism among dust grains immersed in plasma has been reported theoretically in presence of asymmetric ion flow and dynamical charging of dust grains. The ion flow induced particle-wake interaction in addition to repulsive Yukawa type of interaction found to play a significant role in tuning the coupling strength between charged grains and hence the vibrational mode. The transition in coupling strength is obtained as a characteristic of ion flow speed and grain size. The results show a damping in strength of interaction in presence of dynamical charging of dust. The type of interaction shows a mixed phase of Wake-Yukawa in subsonic regime and highly Yukawa dominating phase in supersonic regime of ion flow. The results are significant for understanding the thermodynamic properties and the phase behavior of colloidal systems and nano-crystals. 

Keywords: Coulomb crystallization, plasma dynamics and ion flow


How to Cite

Bhattacharjee, S. (2022). The Role of Dust Charging and Asymmetric Ion Flow on the Dust Lattice Mode in Complex Plasma. Physical Science International Journal, 26(3), 16–24. https://doi.org/10.9734/psij/2022/v26i330313

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