Observation of submicron dust particles trapped in a diffused region of a low pressure radio frequency plasma

Authors
Citation
N. Hayashi, Observation of submicron dust particles trapped in a diffused region of a low pressure radio frequency plasma, PHYS PLASMA, 8(6), 2001, pp. 3051-3057
Citations number
24
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
PHYSICS OF PLASMAS
ISSN journal
1070-664X → ACNP
Volume
8
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
3051 - 3057
Database
ISI
SICI code
1070-664X(200106)8:6<3051:OOSDPT>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Submicron dust particles (Cu, phi 50 nm) were observed to be trapped in an rf plasma at relatively low pressure. The laser light scattering by particl es shows the time evolution of the dust particles for several hours after p ulsed injection of the particles. The dust particles were localized in the diffused region as a large volume cloud. The suspension mechanism of the du st particles in the diffused plasma was explained by an electrostatic force due to the potential structure. The spatial distribution of the charge of the dust particles was determined by this potential structure. The dispersi on relations of the self-excited dust acoustic waves were adopted to confir m the spatial distribution and the time evolution of the charge of the dust particles. (C) 2001 American Institute of Physics.