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Excitation of nonlinear wave patterns in flowing complex plasmas

Jaiswal, Surabhi and Bandyopadhyay, P. and Sen, A. (2018) Excitation of nonlinear wave patterns in flowing complex plasmas. DIVERSE WORLD OF DUSTY PLASMAS: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas, 1925 (020015). AIP. doi: 10.1063/1.5020403. ISBN 978-0-7354-1617-8.

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We describe experimental observations of nonlinear wave structures excited by a supersonic mass flow of dust particles over an electrostatic potential hill in a dusty plasma medium. The experiments have been carried out in a Π− shaped experimental (DPEx) device in which micron sized Kaolin particles are embedded in a DC glow discharge Argon plasma. An equilibrium dust cloud is formed by maintaining the pumping speed and gas flow rate and the dust flow is induced either by suddenly reducing the height of a potential hill or by suddenly reducing the gas flow rate. For a supersonic flow of the dust fluid precursor solitons are seen to propagate in the upstream direction while wake structures propagate in the downstream direction. For flow speeds with a Mach number greater than 2 the dust particles flowing over the potential hill give rise to dispersive dust acoustic shock waves. The experimental results compare favorably with model theories based on forced K-dV and K-dV Burger’s equations.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119094/
Document Type:Editorship of Proceedings
Title:Excitation of nonlinear wave patterns in flowing complex plasmas
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Jaiswal, SurabhiSurabhi.Jaiswal (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Bandyopadhyay, P.Institute for Plasma Research, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Sen, A.Institute for Plasma Research, IndiaUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1063/1.5020403
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Pavlu, Jirijiri.pavlu@mff.cuni.czUNSPECIFIED
Series Name:DIVERSE WORLD OF DUSTY PLASMAS: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on the Physics of Dusty Plasmas
Keywords:Dusty Plasma, Solitary wave, Shock waves
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 - Research under Space Conditions
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Komplexe Plasmen / Laboratory research (old), R - Komplexe Plasmen / Data analysis (old), R - Komplexe Plasmen / Theory, Simulation (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space > Research Group Complex Plasma
Deposited By: Jaiswal, Surabhi
Deposited On:23 Feb 2018 15:52
Last Modified:28 Mar 2019 09:05

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