Dust charge and density fluctuations can substantially change basic plasma properties-dispersion of low frequency modes, plasma fluctuations-and introduce new effects-attraction of negatively charged dust particles, dust and ion stochastic heating-which cannot be found if dust fluctuations are neglected. The kinetic theory of fluctuations is used to describe these effects, in particular the changes in the spectral densities of the plasma fluctuations in un-magnetized plasmas in the presence of dust. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd Printed in the UK.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering