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

Molotkov, Vladimir and Thomas, Hubertus and Lipaev, Andrey and Naumkin, Vadim and Ivlev, Alexei and Khrapak, Sergey (2015) Complex (Dusty) Plasma Research under Microgravity Conditions: PK-3 Plus Laboratory on the International Space Station. International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application, 35, p. 320302. DOI: 10.15011/jasma.32.320302 ISSN 0915-3616

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Abstract

Complex (dusty) plasma research under microgravity conditions complements the research in the laboratory. Due to reduction of the main force on microparticles in the lab — gravity — it is possible to form complex plasmas in the bulk region of plasmas in homogeneous large 3D systems and to investigate other phenomena than those accessible on Earth in detail. Therefore, PK-3 Plus was operated as a long-term microgravity facility from 2006 to 2013 on the International Space Station ISS. 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 and phase separation 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/106257/
Document Type:Article
Title:Complex (Dusty) Plasma Research under Microgravity Conditions: PK-3 Plus Laboratory on the International Space Station
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Molotkov, VladimirJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Thomas, HubertusDLR Research Group Complex Plasma, OberpfaffenhofenUNSPECIFIED
Lipaev, AndreyJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Naumkin, VadimJoint Institute for High Temperatures, RAS, MoscowUNSPECIFIED
Ivlev, AlexeiMax-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Khrapak, SergeyDLR, Sergey.Khrapak (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:July 2015
Journal or Publication Title:International Journal of Microgravity Science and Application
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:35
DOI :10.15011/jasma.32.320302
Page Range:p. 320302
ISSN:0915-3616
Status:Published
Keywords:complex (dusty) plasma, microgravity experiments, experiments onboard ISS, PK - 3 Plus laboratory
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 / Zero gravity
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 16:18
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:03

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