Effect of ionization/recombination processes on the electrical interactions between positively charged particles in highly collisional plasmas

Chaudhuri, M.; Khrapak, S. A.; Morfill, G. E.
March 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Mar2010, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p034503
Academic Journal
The effect of ionization and recombination processes on the electrical interactions between a pair of small charged particles in highly collisional plasmas is discussed. In particular, it is shown that these processes suppress the long-range attraction between positively charged particles. The condition corresponding to the vanishing of attraction is derived. The role of the effect for conditions of existing experiments is estimated.


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