Plasma condensation and the one component plasma model

  title={Plasma condensation and the one component plasma model},
  author={John Anthony Vasut and Michael D. Lennek and Truell W. Hyde},
Abstract Dusty plasmas can form ordered crystalline structures under the proper conditions. This crystallization can occur if the ratio (known as Γ) of the average Coulomb or Yukuwa potential energy divided by the average kinetic energy is larger than a given constant value. Recently, such plasma condensation has been observed leading to both liquid and crystalline system states. In order to accurately study colloidal plasma ‘phase’ transitions, a better understanding of the manner in which… CONTINUE READING


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