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Аномальная кинетическая энергия системы пылевых частиц в плазме газового разряда

Тимофеев А. В., Норман Г. Э., Стегайлов В. В.
Translator: R. Tyapaev

The system of equations of motion of dust particles in a nearelectrode layer of a gas discharge has been formulated taking into account fluctuations of the charge of a dust particle and the features of the near electrode layer of the discharge. The molecular dynamics simulation of the system of dust particles has been carried out. Performing a theoretical analysis of the simulation results, a mechanism of increasing the average kinetic energy of dust particles in the gas discharge plasma has been proposed. According to this mechanism, the heating of the vertical oscillations of dust particles is initiated by induced oscillations generated by fluctuations of the charge of dust particles, and the energy transfer from vertical to horizontal oscillations can be based on the parametric resonance phenomenon. The combination of the parametric and induced resonances makes it possible to explain an anomalously high kinetic energy of dust particles. The estimate of the frequency, amplitude, and kinetic energy of dust particles are close to the respective experimental values.