Research Activities of the Colloidal (Dusty) Plasma Group

Order phenomena in dusty plasmas

  • Formation of finite 3D dust clusters (Yukawa balls)
  • Structure of Yukawa balls
  • Ground  and metastable states, transition bertween the states
  • Normal and fluid modes
  • Laser-driven phase transitions

Interaction between particles

  • Dusty plasmas under magnetic fields
  • Ion focus, wake field effects
  • Particle charging
  • Interaction with light

Dusty plasmas under microgravity

  • Phase boundaries in binäry systems
  • demixing phenomena
  • Three-dimensional dynamics of boundaries
  • 3D imaging and analysis
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Diagnostics and manipulation

  • Stereoscopy with multiple cameras
  • Particle manipulation with focused lasers
  • Phase resolved emission spectroskopy with ICCD cameras