J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr5-73-Pr5-82
Dusty plasmas : A topical reviewM. Rosenberg
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, U.S.A.
Ionized gases laden with fine charged dust grains, referred to as dusty plasmas, occur in a wide variety of cosmic and terrestrial environments. Dust is an almost ubiquitous component of the space environment, and occurs in laboratory plasmas including plasmas used for processing, and the novel crystallized dusty plasmas. In this review, selected topics in the physics of dusty plasmas are considered, with an emphasis on strongly coupled dusty plasmas. This includes a parameter survey of dusty plasmas, and discussion of dust charging mechanisms, some characteristics of dust Coulomb crystals, and effects of strong coupling on dust acoustic waves.
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