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  • Determination of the levitation limits of dust particles within the sheath in complex plasma experiments 

    Douglass, Angela; Land, Victor; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Physics of Plasmas, 2012-01-23)
    Experiments are performed in which dust particles are levitated at varying heights above the powered electrode in a radio frequency plasma discharge by changing the discharge power. The trajectories of particles dropped ...
  • Dynamics of a Dust Crystal with Two Different Size Dust Species 

    Matthews, Lorin; Qiao, Ke; Hyde, Truell (Advances in Space Research, 2006)
    A self-consistent 3D model for a complex (dusty) plasma is used to study the effects of multiple-sized dust grains in a dust crystal. In addition to the interparticle forces, which interact through a Yukawa potential, the ...
  • The effect of dust charge variation, due to ion flow and electron depletion, on dust levitation 

    Land, Victor; Douglass, Angela; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin; Hyd, Truell (AIP Conference Proceedings, 2011)
    Using a fluid model, the plasma densities, electron temperature and ion Mach number in front of a powered electrode in different plasma discharges is computed. The dust charge is computed using OML theory for Maxwellian ...
  • Glow and Dust in Plasma Boundaries 

    Land, Victor; Douglass, Angela; Qiao, Ke; Zhang, Zhuanhao; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013-04)
    The sheath region is probed in different complex plasma experiments using dust particles in addition to the measurement of the optical emission originating from the plasma. The local maximum in the optical emission coincides ...
  • Mode Couplings and Conversions for Horizontal Dust Particle Pairs in Complex Plasmas 

    Qiao, Ke; Kong, Jie; Zhang, Zhuanhao; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013-04)
    The normal modes for horizontal dust particle pairs in a complex plasma are investigated using two methods, a numerical calculation and a molecular dynamics simulation. The ion wakefield downstream of each particle and the ...
  • Mode couplings and resonance instabilities in dust clusters 

    Qiao, Ke; Van Oeveren, E.; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T.W. (Physical Review E, 2013-10-16)
    The normal modes for three to seven particle two-dimensional (2D) dust clusters in a complex plasma are investigated using an N-body simulation. The ion wakefield downstream of each particle is shown to induce coupling ...
  • One-dimensional vertical dust strings in a glass box 

    Kong, Jie; Hyde, Truell; Matthews, Lorin; Qiao, Ke; Zhang, Zhuanhao (Physical Review E, 2011-07-28)
    The oscillation spectrum of a one-dimensional vertical dust string formed inside a glass box on top of the lower electrode in a gaseous electronics conference (GEC) reference cell was studied. A mechanism for creating a ...
  • Simple method to measure the interaction potential of dielectric grains in a dusty plasma 

    Zhang, Zhuanhao; Qiao, Ke; Kong, Jie; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Physics Review E, 2010-09)
    A simple minimally perturbative method is introduced which provides the ability to experimentally measure both the radial confining potential and the interaction potential between two individual dust particles, levitated ...
  • Vertical Interaction Between Dust Particles Confined in a Glass Box in a Complex Plasma 

    Kong, Jie; Qiao, Ke; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Douglass, Angela; Zhang, Zhuanhao; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013-04)
    In this experiment, falling particle trajectories within and without a glass box placed on the lower electrode in a Gaseous Electronics Conference reference cell are recorded and analyzed, and the electrostatic forces ...
  • Vibrational Modes and Instabilities of a Dust Particle Pair in a Complex Plasma 

    Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2010-04-10)
    Vibrational modes and instabilities of a dust-particle pair in a terrestrial aboratory complex plasma are investigated by employing an analytical method whereby the plasma wakefield induced by an external electric field ...