Dusty plasmas ...
... consist of solid (dust) particles immersed in a gaseous plasma environment. Dusty plasmas are found in astrophysical situations, as in the rings of the Great planets or in comet tails. Particles can form also in technological applications in processing plasmas with reactive gases, like for thin film deposition or plasma etching. In our laboratory investigations, microspheres are deliberately introduced into the plasma to study their behavior.
Colloidal (dusty) plasma group
Prof. Dr. A. Melzer
Institute of Physics
University of Greifswald
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For Further Reading
- Physics of Dusty Plasmas: An Introduction22 MBLecture Notes (full version, login required)
- Physics of Dusty Plasmas: An Introduction10 MBLecture Notes (older version, no login required)
Physics of Dusty Plasmas: An Introduction
Springer Lecture Notes in Physics 962