Elliptical dust growth in astrophysical plasmas

  title={Elliptical dust growth in astrophysical plasmas},
  author={Charles R Stark and H. E. Potts and Declan A. Diver},
Elongated dust grains exist in astrophysical plasmas. Anisotropic growth of elliptical dust grains, via plasma deposition, occurs if the deposited ions are non-inertial. In reality the extent of such growth depends upon the initial kinetic energy of the ions and the magnitude of the electric field in the sheath. Simulations of the dynamics of the ions in… CONTINUE READING