TITLE

Formation of Coulomb crystal in presence of attractive overlapping Debye sphere potential

AUTHOR(S)
Baruah, Swati; Das, Nilakshi
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Sep2011, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p093702
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The role of attractive overlapping Debye sphere (ODS) potential on dust crystal formation has been investigated by using molecular dynamics code. A comparative study on plasma crystal formation has been made between Yukawa and coupled Yukawa-ODS potential by calculating pair-correlation function, for different values of Coulomb coupling parameter Γ and screening parameter κ. From our study, it is seen that the attractive ODS potential becomes dominant beyond a critical radius than that of the Yukawa potential. This leads to the fact that the effect due to combined Yukawa-ODS potential depends more sensitively on κ. From the comparison of the results for Yukawa and ODS potential with experimental results, it is observed that a close agreement is obtained for attractive ODS potential.
ACCESSION #
66184755

 

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