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Prof. Dr. A. Khrapak, Institute of High Energy Densities, Russian Academy of Sciences Moscow, Russia: Complex and dusty plasmas: From laboratory to space

Roster

WhenWhere
10 February 2011 FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Alexey Khrapak
Affiliation:

Institute of High Energy Densities, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Title: Complex and dusty plasmas: From laboratory to space
Date: 10-02-2011
Start: 16.00
Location: FWN-Building 5111.0080
Host: Anatoli Mokhov

Abstract

Dusty or complex plasmas are plasmas containing solid or liquid charged particles referred to as dust. Naturally occurring in space, they are present in planetary rings and comet tails, as well as clouds found in the vicinity of satellites and space stations. On a more earthly level, dusty plasmas are now actively researched as dust plays a key role in technological plasma applications associated with etching technologies in microelectronics, as well as with production of thin films and nanoparticles. Dusty plasmas represent unique strongly coupled systems where such complex phenomena as self organization, phase transitions, wave propagation, and instabilities can be investigated at the most fundamental kinetic level. Recently unique experimental and theoretical results were obtained in investigations of complex plasmas under microgravity conditions onboard Mir and ISS space stations.

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