Controlled Levitation of Dust Particles in RF+DC Discharges

N. Kh Bastykova, A. Zs Kovács, I. Korolov, S. K. Kodanova, T. S. Ramazanov, P. Hartmann, Z. Donkó

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Experiments and particle-based kinetic simulations were performed to obtain the equilibrium levitation height of dust particles in plane parallel electrode discharges in low pressure argon gas, established by combined RF and DC excitation. The computed values were compared to experimental data. The good overall agreement of the simulation results and the experimental data verifies our gas discharge, dust charging, as well as dust force balance models.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)671-676
Number of pages6
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • Dusty plasma
  • Monte Carlo collisions
  • OML
  • Particle-in-cell simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Bastykova, N. K., Kovács, A. Z., Korolov, I., Kodanova, S. K., Ramazanov, T. S., Hartmann, P., & Donkó, Z. (2015). Controlled Levitation of Dust Particles in RF+DC Discharges. Contributions to Plasma Physics, 55(9), 671-676.