, Volume 96, Issue 4, pp 704-718

Dynamics of macroparticles in a dusty plasma under microgravity conditions (First experiments on board the ISS)

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Abstract

The results of experimental investigation of macroparticle transport in the dusty plasma of a capacitive high-frequency discharge under microgravity conditions are considered. Experimental data were obtained for monodisperse polymer particles of radius a p =1.7 mm in a wide range of plasma parameters on the International Space Station. Analysis of macroparticle dynamics for a strongly nonideal dusty plasma, including diffusion and dust vortex formation processes, is carried out.

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Translated from Zhurnal Éksperimental’no \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l}\) i Teoretichesko \(\overset{\lower0.5em\hbox{\(\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\smile}\)}}{l}\) Fiziki, Vol. 123, No. 4, 2003, pp. 798–815.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2003 by Fortov, Vaulina, Petrov, Molotkov, Chernyshev, Lipaev, Morfill, Thomas, Rotermell, Khrapak, Semenov, Ivanov, Krikalev, Gidzenko.