Indian Journal of Physics

, Volume 92, Issue 6, pp 799–811 | Cite as

Influence of particle velocity on the conductivity of dusty plasma

  • C. M. Xu
  • Y. Y. ChenEmail author
  • R. J. Yu
  • Y. Y. Zhang
Original Paper


Conductivity is a popular branch of dusty plasma research. In this paper, on the basis of considering the influence of charged particles’ (electrons and ions) flow velocity, the conductivity of dusty plasma is derived and studied. Firstly, the charging currents are deduced on considering the influence of flow velocity, and the theoretical results manifest that it increases with the increase of flow velocity. Secondly, both the real and imaginary parts of the conductivity are derived, based on which, the dependence of conductivity on the flow velocity is discussed. In further, it is found that both the real and imaginary parts have a turning point. Finally, a ratio defined as charged particles’ flow velocity to thermal velocity is proposed to analyze the dependence of the conductivity on the velocities. The involved results reveal that both the real and imaginary parts of the conductivity have a turning point in their dependence on the ratio, but the specific ratio value is different.


Dusty plasma Conductivity Flow velocity 


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This work was funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 11204140), and was sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation (Grant No. BK20151522), as well as the Six Major Talent Peak Expert (Grant No. R2016L14) and the Qing Lan Project of Jiangsu province.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Xu
    • 1
    • 3
  • Y. Y. Chen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • R. J. Yu
    • 1
    • 3
  • Y. Y. Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Optoelectronic Detection of Atmosphere and OceanNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center on Atmospheric Environment and Equipment Technology (CICAEET)Nanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.School of Physics and Optoelectronic EngineeringNanjing University of Information Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  4. 4.School of Physics and Electronic EngineeringNanjing Xiaozhuang UniversityNanjingChina

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