TITLE

Observation and model of an ellipsoidally symmetric velocity space distribution in a weakly-coupled dusty plasma

AUTHOR(S)
Fisher, Ross; Thomas, Edward
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
Physics of Plasmas;Nov2011, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p113701
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The spatially resolved phase space distribution was measured for a dusty plasma system. Analysis of the velocity space component of the distributions revealed that the standard assumption of a spherically symmetric velocity space is not applicable to the observed system. The more general, ellipsoidally symmetric, multi-normal distribution function was applied to model the velocity space and is compared to the canonical spherically symmetric model.
ACCESSION #
67538223

 

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