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Dust plasma crystals, drops, and clouds


Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Vavilova 38, Moscow, 119942, Russian Federation

The experimental and theoretical aspects of the dust particle phenomenon are discussed. The subjects include dust particle attraction in open systems ( in spite of charges of up to 105 e on individual particles); dust molecule formation; large (100 eV and higher) values of the dust-plasma crystal binding energy; self-contraction instabilities (similar to and operating together with gravitational instability in cosmic structures); free boundary dust-plasma crystals; new dust attraction mechanisms; the growth and agglomeration of dust particles; and the development of long order in dust plasmas. New estimates for understanding the fireball phenomenon and star production are given.

PACS: 52.90.+z
DOI: 10.1070/PU1997v040n01ABEH000201
URL: https://ufn.ru/en/articles/1997/1/d/
Citation: Tsytovich V N "Dust plasma crystals, drops, and clouds" Phys. Usp. 40 53–94 (1997)
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Оригинал: Цытович В Н «Плазменно-пылевые кристаллы, капли и облака» УФН 167 57–99 (1997); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0167.199701e.0057

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