• Mahendra Singh Sodha
Part of the Springer Series on Atomic, Optical, and Plasma Physics book series (SSAOPP, volume 81)


It is well-known that about 99 % of the matter in the universe is in the plasma state, comprising of electrons, ions, and neutral atoms/molecules. Very often the plasmas have a suspension of dust and in case the dust significantly affects the properties of the plasma, the dust plasma system is known as a colloidal plasma, dusty plasma, or complex plasma. Despite significant variation in the characterization, we have in this book referred to plasma with suspended dust system as complex plasma, in case the dust significantly affects the properties of the plasma.


Dust Particle Dusty Plasma Interplanetary Dust Complex Plasma Noctilucent Cloud 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  1. 1.Department of Education BuildingUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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