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Complex Plasma Research under Microgravity Conditions: PK-3 Plus Laboratory on the International Space Station

Khrapak, Alexey and Molotkov, Vladimir and Lipaev, Andrey and Zhukhovitskii, Dmitry and Naumkin, Vadim and Fortov, Vladimir and Petrov, Oleg and Thomas, Hubertus and Khrapak, Sergey and Huber, Peter and Ivlev, Alexei and Morfill, Gregor E. (2016) Complex Plasma Research under Microgravity Conditions: PK-3 Plus Laboratory on the International Space Station. Contributions to Plasma Physics (56), pp. 253-262. Wiley. DOI: 10.1002/ctpp.201500102 ISSN 0863-1042

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Abstract

Complex (dusty) plasmas are composed of weakly ionised gas and charged microparticles and represent the plasma state of soft matter. Due to the ”heavy” component — the microparticles — and the low density of the surrounding medium, the rarefied gas and plasma, it is necessary to perform experiments under microgravity conditions to cover a broad range of experimental parameters which are not available on ground. The investigations have been performed onboard the International Space Station (ISS) with the help of the ”Plasma Crystal-3 Plus” (PK-3 Plus) laboratory. It was perfectly suited for the formation of large stable liquid and crystalline Systems and provided interesting insights into processes like crystallisation and melting, laning in binary mixtures, electrorheological effects due to ac electric fields and projectile interaction with a strongly coupled complex plasma cloud.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/106245/
Document Type:Article
Title:Complex Plasma Research under Microgravity Conditions: PK-3 Plus Laboratory on the International Space Station
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Khrapak, AlexeyRussian Academy of Sciences, khrapak (at) mail.ruUNSPECIFIED
Molotkov, VladimirJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Lipaev, AndreyJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Zhukhovitskii, DmitryJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Naumkin, VadimJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Fortov, VladimirJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Petrov, OlegJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, HubertusDLR Research Group Complex Plasma, OberpfaffenhofenUNSPECIFIED
Khrapak, SergeyDLR, Sergey.Khrapak (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Huber, PeterDLR Research Group Complex Plasmas, OberpfaffenhofenUNSPECIFIED
Ivlev, AlexeiMax-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Morfill, Gregor E.Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Date:February 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Contributions to Plasma Physics
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1002/ctpp.201500102
Page Range:pp. 253-262
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0863-1042
Status:Published
Keywords:complex plasmas, dusty plasmas, experiments under microgravity conditions, experiments onboard ISS
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R FR - Forschung unter Weltraumbedingungen
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Komplexe Plasmen / Data analysis, R - Komplexe Plasmen / Zero gravity, R - Komplexe Plasmen / Theory, Simulation
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Research Group Complex Plasma
Research Group Complex Plasma > Research Group Complex Plasma
Deposited By: Khrapak, Sergey
Deposited On:27 Sep 2016 16:15
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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