Manipulation of dust particles in RF+DC discharge

  • Н.Х. Бастыкова IETP, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • С.К. Коданова IETP, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • Т.С. Рамазанов IETP, Al Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan, Almaty
  • З. Донко Institute of Solid State Physics and Optics Wigner, Budapest, Hungary


In this study, we conducted experiments and kinetic modeling on the basis of particle-in-cell method to obtain the equilibrium position of the dust particles in the combined radio-frequency discharge upon application of DC. The calculation results are compared with experimental data. A general good agreement between experimental and calculated values for the levitation height of all data sets at different gas pressures and inter electrode length. This agreement confirms that the simulation method, as well as the charging and force balance models adopted in the work describe the plasma and dust system considerably well. The results show that the external DC bias provides control over the position of the dust layer


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How to Cite
БАСТЫКОВА, Н.Х. et al. Manipulation of dust particles in RF+DC discharge. Recent Contributions to Physics (Rec.Contr.Phys.), [S.l.], v. 59, n. 4, p. 44-50, sep. 2016. ISSN 2663-2276. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 oct. 2020.

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