Recent Submissions

  • Discrete stochastic charging of aggregate grains 

    Matthews, Lorin; Shotorban, Babak; Hyde, Truell W. (Physical Review E, 2018-05)
    Dust particles immersed in a plasma environment become charged through the collection of electrons and ions at random times, causing the dust charge to fluctuate about an equilibrium value. Small grains (with radii less ...
  • Transport properties of disordered 2D complex plasma crystal 

    Kostadinova, Eva; Guyton, Forest; Cameron, Adam; Busse, Kyle; Liaw, Constanze; Matthews, Lorin S.; Hyde, Truell W. (Contributions to Plasma Physics, 2018-01)
    In this work, we investigate numerically the transport properties of a 2D complex plasma crystal using diffusion of coplanar dust lattice waves. In the limit where the Hamiltonian interactions can be decoupled from the ...
  • The magnetic field inside a protoplanetary disk gap opened by planets of different masses 

    Carballido, Augusto; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2017)
    We perform magnetohydrodynamic simulations of protoplanetary disc gaps opened by planets of various masses, with the aim of calculating the strength of the vertical magnetic field threading such gaps. We introduce a ...
  • Delocalization in infinite disordered two-dimensional lattices of different geometry 

    Kostadinova, Eva; Busse, Kyle; Ellis, Naoki; Padgett, Josh; Liaw, Constanze; Matthews, Lorin S.; Hyde, Truell W. (Physical Review B, 2017-12-06)
    The spectral approach to infinite disordered crystals is applied to anAnderson-type Hamiltonian to demonstrate the existence of extended states for nonzero disorder in 2D lattices of different geometries. The numerical ...
  • Physical interpretation of the spectral approach to delocalization in infinite disordered systems 

    Kostadinova, Eva; Liaw, Constanze; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Materials Research Express, 2016-12-05)
    In this paper we introduce the spectral approach to delocalization in infinite disordered systems and provide a physical interpretation in context of the classical model of Edwards and Thouless. We argue that spectral ...
  • Multipole Expansions of Aggregate Charge: How Far to Go? 

    Matthews, Lorin; Coleman, Douglas A.; Hyde, Truell W. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2016-04)
    Aggregates immersed in a plasma or radiative environment will have charge distributed over their extended surface. Previous studies have modeled the aggregate charge using the monopole and dipole terms of a multipole ...
  • Coagulation in the Vicinity of a Gap-Opening Jupiter-Mass Planet 

    Carballido, Augusto (Astrophysical Journal, 2016-06)
    We analyze the coagulation of dust in and around a gap opened by a Jupiter-mass planet. To this end, we carry out a high-resolution magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation of the gap environment, which is turbulent due to the ...
  • Photophoretic Force on Aggregate Grains, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 

    Matthews, Lorin; Kimery, J. B.; Wurm, G.; de Beule, C.; Kuepper, M; Hyde, T. W. (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2016-01-21)
    The photophoretic force may impact planetary formation by selectively moving solid particles based on their composition and structure. This generates collision velocities between grains of different sizes and sorts the ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cosmic Dust Aggregation with Stochastic Charging 

    Matthews, L.S.; Shotorban, B.; Hyde, T.W. (Astrophysical Journal, 2013-10-04)
    The coagulation of cosmic dust grains is a fundamental process which takes place in astrophysical environments, such as presolar nebulae and circumstellar and protoplanetary disks. Cosmic dust grains can become charged ...
  • Photophoresis on polydisperse basalt microparticles under microgravity 

    Kupper, M.; de Beule, C.; Wurm, G.; Matthews, L.; Kimery, J.; Hyde, T.W. (Journal of Aerosol Science, 2014-10)
    Photophoresis is a force which can dominate the motion of illuminated aerosols in low pressure environments of laboratory experiments, planetary atmospheres or protoplanetary disks. In drop tower experiments we quantified ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Effects of monomer shape on the formation of aggregates from a power law monomer distribution 

    Perry, Jonathan; Kimery, Jesse; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (New Journal of Physcis, 2013)
    The coagulation of dust aggregates is an important process in many physical systems such as the Earth’s upper atmosphere, comet tails and protoplanetary discs. Numerical models which study the aggregation in these systems ...
  • 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 ...
  • Charging of aggregate grains in astrophysical environments 

    Ma, Qianyu; Matthews, Lorin; Land, Victor; Hyde, Truell (Astrophysical Journal, 2013-02-01)
    The charging of dust grains in astrophysical environments has been investigated with the assumption that these grains are homogeneous spheres. However, there is evidence which suggests that many grains in astrophysical ...
  • Modeling Agglomeration of Dust Particles in Plasma 

    Matthews, Lorin; Land, Victor; Ma, Qianyu; Perry, Jonathan; Hyde, Truell (AIP Conference Proceedings, 2011)
    The charge on an aggregate immersed in a plasma environment distributes itself over the aggregate’s surface; this can be approximated theoretically by assuming a multipole distribution. The dipole-dipole (or higher order) ...
  • 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 ...
  • The influence of monomer shape on aggregate morphologies 

    Perry, Jonathan; Gostomski, Erwin; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell (Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2012-03)
    Context. The coagulation of dust particles is the initial step in planetary formation, with the precursors to planetesimals believed to form via the collisions of micron and submicron sized dust particles in the disk ...
  • 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 ...

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