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Two-dimensional and three-dimensional Coulomb clusters in parabolic traps
(AIP Publishing, 2014-09-08)
We consider the shell structure of Coulomb clusters in an axially symmetric parabolic trap exhibiting a confining potential U_c(ρ,z)=(mω^2/2)(ρ^2+αz^2) . Assuming an anisotropic parameter α = 4 (corresponding to experiments ...
Mode coupling and resonance instabilities in quasi-two-dimensional dust clusters in complex plasmas
(American Physical Society, 2014-09-16)
Small quasi-two-dimensional dust clusters consisting of three to eleven particles are formed in an argon plasma under varying rf power. Their normal modes are investigated through their mode spectra obtained from tracking ...