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dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Peter
dc.contributor.authorDouglass, Angela
dc.contributor.authorCarmona-Reyes, Jorge
dc.contributor.authorMatthews, Lorin
dc.contributor.authorHyde, Truell
dc.contributor.authorKovacs, Aniko
dc.contributor.authorDonko, Zoltan
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-10T18:22:34Z
dc.date.available2010-09-10T18:22:34Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.citationPRL 105, 115004 (2010)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8014
dc.description.abstractWe report a series of complex (dusty) plasma experiments, aimed at the study of the detailed time evolution of the recrystallization process following a rapid quench of a two-dimensional dust liquid. The experiments were accompanied by large-scale (million-particle) molecular dynamics simulations, assuming Yukawa-type interparticle interaction. Both experiment and simulation show a t ^/alpha (power-law) dependence of the linear crystallite domain size as measured by the bond-order correlation length, translational correlation length, dislocation (defect) density, and a direct size measurement algorithm. The results show two stages of order formation. On short time scales, individual particle motion dominates; this is a fast process characterized by alpha = 0.93 +/- 0.1. At longer time scales, small crystallites undergo collective rearrangement, merging into bigger ones, resulting in a smaller exponent /alpha = 0.38 +/- 0.06.en
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dc.publisherPhysical Review Lettersen
dc.titleCrystallization Dynamics of a Single Layer Complex Plasmaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1103/PhysRevLett.105.115004
dc.description.keywordsdusty plasmaen
dc.description.keywordsdust crystalen
dc.description.keywordsmeltingen
dc.description.keywordsrecrystallizationen


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