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Full melting of a two-dimensional complex plasma crystal triggered by localized pulsed laser heating

Couedel, L. and Nosenko, Volodymyr and Rubin-Zuzic, Milenko and Zhdanov, Sergey and Elskens, Y. and Hall, T. and Ivlev, Alexei (2018) Full melting of a two-dimensional complex plasma crystal triggered by localized pulsed laser heating. Physical Review E, 97, 043206-1. American Physical Society. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.97.043206. ISSN 2470-0045.

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Official URL: https://journals.aps.org/pre/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevE.97.043206


The full melting of a two-dimensional plasma crystal was induced in a principally stable monolayer by localized laser stimulation. Two distinct behaviors of the crystal after laser stimulation were observed depending on the amount of injected energy: (i) below a well-defined threshold, the laser melted area recrystallized; (ii) above the threshold, it expanded outwards in a similar fashion to mode-coupling instability-induced melting, rapidly destroying the crystalline order of the whole complex plasma monolayer. The reported experimental observations are due to the fluid mode-coupling instability, which can pump energy into the particle monolayer at a rate surpassing the heat transport and damping rates in the energetic localized melted spot, resulting in its further growth. This behavior exhibits remarkable similarities with impulsive spot heating in ordinary reactive matter.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/119798/
Document Type:Article
Title:Full melting of a two-dimensional complex plasma crystal triggered by localized pulsed laser heating
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Couedel, L.CNRS, Aix-Marseille UniversiteUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Elskens, Y.Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, PIIM, UMR 7345, 13397 Marseille cedex 20, FranceUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Hall, T.Department of Physics, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ivlev, AlexeiMax-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Giessenbachstrasse, 85748 Garching, GermanyUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:18 April 2018
Journal or Publication Title:Physical Review E
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:043206-1
Publisher:American Physical Society
Keywords:complex plasma, dusty plasma, laser-induced melting
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)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Materials Physics in Space > Research Group Complex Plasma
Deposited By: Nosenko, Volodymyr
Deposited On:25 Apr 2018 16:25
Last Modified:17 Mar 2021 13:40

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