Fluctuation of Charge on Dust Particles in a Complex Plasma

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


The charge on a dust particle in a plasma can fluctuate for two reasons. The spatial, temporal, and turbulent changes in the properties of the plasma may induce [2, 3, 8] fluctuations in the charge on the dust particles. The more important reason is the discrete nature of charge on electrons, ions and dust particles, which has been explored in this chapter.


Dust Particle Electron Emission Thermionic Emission Neutral Atom Dust Cloud 


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