Thermal condensation mode in a dusty plasma

B. P. Pandey*, J. Vranješ, S. Parhi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)491-498
Number of pages8
JournalPramana - Journal of Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Charge fluctuations
  • Dusty plasma
  • Radiative condensation


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