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  • Nonlinear mode coupling and internal resonance observed in a dusty plasma 

    Ding, Zhiyue; Qiao, Ke; Ernst, N.; Kong, Jie; Chen, M.; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T. W. (New Journal of Physics, 209-10)
    In this paper, we report the first experimental observation of internal resonance in a dusty plasma, which shows the intrinsic nonlinearities of dust interactions in plasmas. When driving a system of vertically aligned ...
  • Dust particle pair correlation functions and the non-linear effect of interaction potentials 

    Kong, Jie; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, L.S.; Hyde, T.W. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2019-07)
    Dust temperature is a measure of the energy of the stochastic motion of a dust particle, and is a result of the combination of the Brownian motion and the fluctuations in the dust charge and confining electric field. A ...
  • Comparison of Plasma Magnetic Field Interactions in a Static and Dynamic Plasma Facility 

    Dropmann, Michael; Knapp, A.; Eichhorn, C.; Loehle, S.; Laufer, Rene; Herdrich, Georg; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne.; Fasoulas, Stefanos; Roeser, Hans-Peter (Transactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Aerospace Technology Japan, 2016)
    Magnetic fields are a principal/widespread/promising tool/instrument in space technology design for the use in advanced propulsion concepts, shielding from radiation or to aid thermal protection during the atmospheric ...
  • Dust particle pair correlation functions and the non-linear effect of interaction potentials 

    Kong, Jie; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2019-07)
    Dust kinetic temperature is a measure of the energy of the stochastic motion of a dust particle and is a result of the combination of the Brownian motion and the fluctuations in the dust charge and confining electric field. ...
  • Nonlinear response of vertical paired structure in complex plasma 

    Ding, Zhiyue; Qiao, Ke; Kong, Jie; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 2019-03-21)
    The effect of the ion wake downstream of grains immersed in a flowing plasma is observed experimentally through the apparent non-reciprocal grain–grain interactions. Here we extend amplitude-frequency response analysis to ...
  • Mapping the Plasma Potential in a Glass Box 

    Scott, Lori; Ellis, Naoki; Chen, Mudi; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2019-07)
    Modeling the dynamics of charged dust particles, confined in a glass box placed on the lower electrode of a Gaseous Electronics Conference cell, requires that the interactions between the charged dust, plasma, and boundaries ...
  • Self-diffusion in two-dimensional quasi-magnetized rotating dusty plasmas 

    Hartmann, Peter; Reyes, J. C.; Kostadinova, Eva Georgieva, 1992-; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne.; Dzhumagulova, K. N.; Masheyeva, R. U.; Ramazanov, T. S.; Ott, T.; kahlert, H.; Bonitz, M.; Korolov, I.; Donko, Zoltan (Physical Review E, 2019-01-10)
    The self-diffusion phenomenon in a two-dimensional dusty plasma at extremely strong (effective) magnetic fields is studied experimentally and by means of molecular dynamics simulations. In the experiment the high magnetic ...
  • Simple experiment on the sputtering rate of solids in gas discharges 

    Hartmann, Peter; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Korolov, I.; Matthews, Lorin S.; Hyde, Truell W. (Physics of Plasmas, 2017-06)
    We present a very simple and sensitive method to measure the sputtering rate of solid materials in stationary low-pressure gas discharges. The method is based on the balance of the centrifugal force and the confinement ...
  • Using Dust as Probes to Determine Sheath Extent and Structure 

    Douglass, Angela Michelle.; Land, Victor; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (Journal of Plasma Physics, 2016-07)
    Two in situ experimental methods are presented in which dust particles are used to determine the extent of the sheath and gain information about the time-averaged electric force profile within a radio frequency (RF) plasma ...
  • Temperature Measurements of a Dust Particle 

    Kong, Jie; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (Journal of Plasma Physics, 2016-09)
    The thermal motion of a dust particle levitated in a plasma chamber is similar to that described by Brownian motion in many ways. The primary difference between a dust particle in a plasma system and a free Brownian particle ...
  • Ion-wake Field inside a Glass Box 

    Chen, Mudi; Dropmann, Michael; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (Physical Review E, 2016-09)
    The confinement provided by a glass box is proving ideal for the formation of vertically aligned structures and a convenient method for controlling the number of dust particles comprising these dust structures as well as ...
  • Mapping of force field in a capacitively driven rf plasma discharge 

    Dropmann, Michael; Chen, Mudi; Sabo, Hannah; Laufer, Rene; Herdrich, Georg; Matthews, Lorin; Hyde, Truell W. (Journal of Plasma Physics, 2016-07)
    In this paper a method is described that allows mapping of the forces acting on dust particles in a GEC reference cell. Monodisperse particles are dropped into the plasma environment and their trajectories are tracked using ...
  • Analysis of Magnetic Field Plasma Interactions Using Micro Particles as Probes 

    Dropmann, Michael; Laufer, Rene; Herdrich, Georg; Matthews, Lorin Swint; Hyde, T. W. (American Physics Society/ Physical Review E, 2015-08-26)
    The interaction between a magnetic field and plasma close to a nonconductive surface is of interest for both science and technology. In space, crustal magnetic fields on celestial bodies without atmosphere can interact ...
  • Dusty plasma cavities: Probe-induced and natural 

    Harris, Brandon Joseph.; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (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, Truell Wayne.; Herdrich, Georg; Laufer, Rene; Dropmann, Michael; Matthews, Lorin Swint. (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, Ke; Kong, Jie; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (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, Jie; Carmona-Reyes, Jorge; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (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, Truell Wayne.; Kong, Jie; Matthews, Lorin Swint. (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 Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (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, Jie; Qiao, Ke; Matthews, Lorin Swint.; Hyde, Truell Wayne. (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 ...

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