Charging of Dust in the Presence of a Directed Photon Flux : Numerical Simulations

The charging of conducting and insulating dust grains in flowing plasmas in the presence of a directed photon flux is studied using Particle-In-Cell numerical simulations. We analyze the charge on dust grains for different photon fluxes and different angles of the photon incidence with respect to the supersonic plasma flow direction. For conducting grains… CONTINUE READING