Chin. Phys. Lett.  2018, Vol. 35 Issue (12): 125201    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/35/12/125201
PHYSICS OF GASES, PLASMAS, AND ELECTRIC DISCHARGES |
Particle Growth in an Experimental Dusty Plasma System
Shou-Zhi Jiang1, Xue-Ni Hou1, Jie Kong2, Lorin S. Matthews2, Truell W. Hyde2, Feng Huang1,3**, Min-Juan Wang4
1College of Science, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100083
2Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics & Engineering Research, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798-7310, USA
3Key Laboratory of Agricultural Informationization Standardization, Ministry of Agriculture, Beijing 100083
4College of Information and Electrical Engineering, China Agriculture University, Beijing 100083
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Abstract The coagulation and growth process of dust particles is investigated through laboratory experiment in a plasma system. A large number of dust particles with different sizes and shapes are formed. The growth process is characterized by the scattering laser intensity and fractal dimension. The comparisons of dust particles and scattering laser intensity obtained at different rf powers are presented. The three-dimensional distribution of dust particles is also given. These results provide an experimental basis for dust growth investigation.
Received: 03 August 2018      Published: 23 November 2018
PACS:  52.27.Lw (Dusty or complex plasmas; plasma crystals)  
Fund: Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No 11675261.
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