Recent Submissions

  • Dusty plasma cavities: Probe-induced and natural 

    Harris, Brandon; Matthews, Lorin S.; Hyde, Truell W. (American Physical Society, 2015-06-22)
    A comprehensive exploration of regional dust evacuation in complex plasma crystals is presented.Voids created in three-dimensional crystals on the International Space Station have provided a rich foundation for experiments, ...
  • Electrical Conductivity of the Thermal Dusty Plasma under the Conditions of a Hybrid Plasma Environment Simulation Facility 

    Zhukhovitskii, D.; Petrov, O.; Hyde, T. W.; Herdrich, G.; Laufer, R.; Dropmann, M.; Matthews, L. S. (New Journal of Physcis, 2015-05-27)
    We discuss the inductively heated plasma generator (IPG) facility in application to the generation of the thermal dusty plasma formed by the positively charged dust particles and the electrons emitted by them. We develop ...
  • Mode couplings and resonance instabilities in finite dust chains 

    Qiao, K.; Kong, J.; Matthews, L.; Hyde, T. W. (American Physical Society, 2015-05-08)
    Employing a numerical simulation, the normal modes are investigated for finite, one-dimensional horizontal dust chains in complex plasma. Mode couplings induced by the ion flow within the sheath are identified in the mode ...
  • Mode coupling and resonance instabilities in quasi-two-dimensional dust clusters in complex plasmas 

    Qiao, Ke; Kong, J.; Carmona, J.; Matthews, L. S.; Hyde, T. W. (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 ...
  • Two-dimensional and three-dimensional Coulomb clusters in parabolic traps 

    Myasnikov, M.; D'yachkov, L.; Petrov, O.; Hyde, T. W.; Kong., J.; Matthews, L. S. (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 ...
  • Measurement of net electric charge and dipole moment of dust aggregates in a complex plasma 

    Yousefi, Raziyeh; Davis, Allen; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Physical Review E, 2014-09-02)
    Understanding the agglomeration of dust particles in complex plasmas requires knowledge of basic properties such as the net electrostatic charge and dipole moment of the dust. In this study, dust aggregates are formed from ...
  • Interaction force in a vertical dust chain inside a glass box 

    Kong, J.; Qiao, K.; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T.W. (Physical Review E, 2014-07-31)
    Small number dust particle clusters can be used as probes for plasma diagnostics. The number of dust particles as well as cluster size and shape can be easily controlled employing a glass box placed within a Gaseous ...
  • Dust as probe for horizontal field distribution in low pressure gas discharges 

    Hartmann, P.; Kovacs, A. Z.; Carmona-Reyes, J.; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T.W. (Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 2014-06-23)
    Using dust grains as probes in gas discharge plasma is a very promising, but at the same time very challenging method, as the individual external control of dust grains has to be solved. We propose and demonstrate the ...
  • Slow Plastic Deformation (Creep) of 2D Dusty Plasma Solids 

    Hartmann, P.; Kovacs, A. Z.; Douglass, A. M.; Carmona-Reyes, J.; Matthews, L. S.; Hyde, T. W. (Physical Review Letters, 201-07-09)
    We report complex plasma experiments, assisted by numerical simulations, providing an alternative qualitative link between the macroscopic response of polycrystalline solid matter to small shearing forces and the possible ...
  • Helical Structures in Vertically Aligned Dust Particle Chains in a Complex Plasma 

    Hyde, T. W.; Kong, J.; Matthews, L.S. (Physical Review E, 2013-05-16)
    Self-assembly of structures from vertically aligned, charged dust particle bundles within a glass box placed on the lower, powered electrode of a Gaseous Electronics Conference rf reference cell were produced and examined ...
  • Vertical probe-induced asymmetric dust oscillation in complex plasma 

    Harris, B. J.; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T. W. (Physical Review E, 2013-05-24)
    A complex plasma vertical oscillation experiment which modifies the bulk is presented. Spherical, micron-sized particles within a Coulomb crystal levitated in the sheath above the powered lower electrode in a GEC reference ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • A New Inductively Driven Plasma Generator (IPG6)—Setup and Initial Experiments 

    Dropmann, Michael; Herdrich, Georg; Laufer, Rene; Puckert, Dominik; Fulge, Hannes; Fasoulas, Stefanos; Schmoke, Jimmy; Cook, Mike; Hyde, Truell W. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2013-04)
    As part of the partnership between the Center for Astrophysics, Space Physics and Engineering Research (CASPER) at Baylor University and the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) at the University of Stuttgart, a new design for ...
  • 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 ...
  • Agglomeration of Dust Particles in the Lab 

    Matthews, Lorin; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Land, Victor; Hyde, Truell (AIP Conference Proceedings, 2011)
    Dust aggregates are formed in a laboratory plasma as monodisperse spheres are accelerated in a self-excited dust density wave. The asymmetric charge on the aggregates causes them to rotate as they interact with the sheath ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dust particle charge in plasma with ion flow and electron depletion near plasma boundaries 

    Douglass, Angela; Land, Victor; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Physics of Plasmas, 2011-08-01)
    The charge on micrometer-sized dust particles suspended in plasma above the powered electrode of radio-frequency discharges is studied. Using a self-consistent fluid model, the plasma profiles above the electrode are ...

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