Dusty and Dirty Plasmas, Noise, and Chaos in Space and in the Laboratory

  • Hiroshi Kikuchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. H. Kikuchi
      Pages 1-5
  3. Cosmic Dusty Plasmas

    1. D. A. Mendis, M. Rosenberg, V. W. Chow
      Pages 7-21
    2. P. V. Bliokh, S. I. Khankina, V. V. Yaroshenko
      Pages 29-32
    3. Masanobu Niimura, Hiroshi Amemiya
      Pages 33-54
    4. Takao Saito, Yukio Kozuka, Keiji Saito, Shigeyuki Minami
      Pages 55-71
  4. Laboratory Dusty Plasmas: Theory and Experiment

  5. Meteorologico-Electric Environment and EHD

  6. Self-Organization and Turbulence

About this book


I have been asked by Professor Kikuchi to write a foreword for this interesting book on Dusty Plasmas and other electrical phenomena. This was a somewhat daunting task due to the wide range of topics covered. In what follows I have attempted to summarize most of these topics; for this purpose I have divided them into four groups, namely (a) Dusty Plasmas, (b) The Electrical Environment, (c) Lightning and (d) The Noise Environment. I hope that I have succeeded. in indicating that each section contains much that is of great interest. It is perhaps unnecessary for me to point out that the book contains subjects which are at an exciting and important stage in their development. (a) Dusty Plasmas The subject of dusty plasmas is one of great interest. Dust particles in interplanetary space, within comets, in inter-stellar space and at ever greater distances will in general be charged. The plasma environment will ensure this, bombarding electrons will charge up the particle until it assumes a "floating potential," although time variation can occur. Ultra violet radiation can cause photoemission and in certain cases field emission is a possibility. The motion of the particles will be determined by electric and magnetic fields together with gravity. If the density of charged grains becomes sufficiently high the grains will interact with each other and collective behaviour will ensue. This newly evolving subject entails the study of all kinds of plasma waves.


Gravity dynamics relativistic jet turbulence waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Kikuchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Nihon UniversityTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1829-7
  • Copyright Information Plenum Press, New York 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5740-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1829-7
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