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Dynamics of Charge Rotators and Lattice Waves in a Plasma Environment

  • S.V. Vladimirov
  • M.P. Hertzberg
  • N.F. Cramer
Conference paper
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 113)

Abstract

Three dimensional rotatory modes of oscillations in a one-dimensional chain of rod-like charged particles or dust grains in a plasma are investigated. The dispersion characteristics of the modes are analyzed. The stability of different equilibrium orientations of the rods, phase transitions between the different equilibria, and a critical dependence on the relative strength of the confining potential are analyzed.

Keywords

Complex plasmas lattice waves rod-like particles phase transitions liquid plasma crystals 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.V. Vladimirov
    • 1
  • M.P. Hertzberg
    • 1
  • N.F. Cramer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Theoretical Physics, School of PhysicsThe University of SydneyAustralia

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