Publication
Title
Binary dusty plasma Coulomb balls
Author
Abstract
We investigated the mixing and segregation of a system consisting of two different species of particles, having different charges, interacting through a pure Coulomb potential, and confined in a three-dimensional parabolic trap. The structure of the cluster and its normal mode spectrum are analyzed as a function of the relative charge and the relative number of different types of particles. We found that (a) the system can be in a mixed or segregated state depending on the relative charge ratio parameter and (b) the segregation process is mediated by a first or second order structural phase transition which strongly influences the magic cluster properties of the system.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : E : statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1993 - 2000
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2011
ISSN
1063-651X [print]
1095-3787 [online]
Volume/pages
83:4(2011), p. 041136,1-041136,8
Article Reference
041136
ISI
000290154900004
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 23.06.2011
Last edited 15.06.2017
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