TITLE

Nonlinear dependence of complex plasma parameters on applied electric field

AUTHOR(S)
Sodha, M. S.; Mishra, S. K.; Misra, Shikha
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Feb2011, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p023701
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper presents an analysis of the effect of an applied static or alternating electric field on the electron density and temperature, charge on the particles, the electron collision frequency, the electronic conductivity, and the coefficient of electron diffusion in a complex plasma (i) when not illuminated by light, which can cause photoelectric emission from the particles, and (ii) when so illuminated. A parametric analysis based on computations for some typical sets of parameters has also been made. The significance of this work to (i) the disappearance of a polar mesospheric summer echoes structure by radio wave and (ii) magneto-hydrodynamic (MHD) power generation has also been indicated. The time dependence of the various parameters after the application of the electric field has also been discussed.
ACCESSION #
58700654

 

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