The electrostatic interaction of charged, dust-particle pairs in plasmas

Citation
Me. Markes et Pf. Williams, The electrostatic interaction of charged, dust-particle pairs in plasmas, PHYS LETT A, 278(3), 2000, pp. 152-158
Citations number
18
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS LETTERS A
ISSN journal
0375-9601 → ACNP
Volume
278
Issue
3
Year of publication
2000
Pages
152 - 158
Database
ISI
SICI code
0375-9601(200012)278:3<152:TEIOCD>2.0.ZU;2-T
Abstract
We report the results of a study of the electrostatic interaction between n egatively charged particles in a plasma. The goal of the study was to inves tigate the possibility of an attractive interaction which would make possib le the formation of "molecules" of particles. For all approximations relati ng the positive ion density to the local electrostatic potential that we ex amined, we find that the interaction is repulsive for all particle separati ons. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.