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Totsuji, Hiroo Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Okayama University
Totsuji, Chieko Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Okayama University
Ogawa, Takafumi Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Okayama University
The structure of dust particles in dusty plasmas under microgravity has been analyzed by molecular dynamics simulation. The charge neutrality condition satisfied by the system composed of dust particles and ambient plasma is properly taken into account. It is shown that dust particles form shell structures at low temperatures and the number of shells are obtained as a phase diagram in the plane of two parameters characterizing the system: the number of particles and the strength of screening. It is also shown that these structures are almost independent of the strength of screening.
Memoirs of the Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
Faculty of Engineering, Okayama University
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