Kinetics of Complex Plasmas with Uniform Size Dust

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


The early studies on the charging of dust particles, suspended in a plasma are characterized by the consideration of the charge balance of the particles taking into account the electron emission from and electron/ion accretion on the dust. These investigations ignored the effect of dust on the plasma parameters viz. on the density and temperature of the constituent electrons, ions, and neutral atoms; thus, these studies were ideally relevant to a single test particle. This chapter presents kinetics of complex plasmas, taking number and energy balance of electrons and ions (in addition to charge balance on particles) and maintenance mechanism of the plasma (without dust).


Dust Particle Electron Emission Neutral Atom Charge Neutrality Charge Balance 
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  1. 1.Department of Education BuildingUniversity of LucknowLucknowIndia

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