Dust growth in magnetised plasmas

Diver, D.A. and Alharbi, M. (2013) Dust growth in magnetised plasmas. In: European Planetary Science Congress 2013, London, UK, 8-13 Sep 2013,

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The evolution and character of plasma dust has wide-ranging implications for astrophysics, including plasma chemistry and the evolution of planetary atmospheres. Here we present calculations of dust growth by ion accretion, under the combined influence of an applied magnetic field and the evolving electrostatic field arising from the charged grain. Simulations of ion trajectories through a magnetised plasma sheath will demonstrate the inhomogeneity of mass loading on an isolated grain surface.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Diver, Professor Declan
Authors: Diver, D.A., and Alharbi, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy

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