Ionization equation of state for the dusty plasma including the effect of ion–atom collisions

  title={Ionization equation of state for the dusty plasma including the effect of ion–atom collisions},
  author={D. I. Zhukhovitskii},
  journal={Physics of Plasmas},
The ionization equation of state (IEOS) for a cloud of the dust particles in the low-pressure gas discharge under microgravity conditions is proposed. IEOS relates pairs of the parameters specific for the charged components of dusty plasma. It is based on the modified collision enhance collection model adapted for the Wigner--Seitz cell model of the dust cloud. This model takes into account the effect of ion--atom collision on the ion current to the dust particles and assumes that the screening… 
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