In the present work, the radiative condensation instability is investigated in the presence of dust charge fluctuations. We find that the charge variability of the grain reduces the growth rate of radiative mode only for fluctuation wavelength smaller or of the order of the Debye length and this reduction is not very large. Far from the Debye sphere, radiative mode can damp due to thermal conduction of electrons and ions.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Pramana - Journal of Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2003|
- Charge fluctuations
- Dusty plasma
- Radiative condensation