On the dust charging equationN. L. Tsintsadze and L. N. Tsintsadze
Department of Plasma Physics, E. Andronikashvili Institute of Physics - Tbilisi, Georgia
received 1 April 2008; accepted in final form 22 May 2008; published July 2008
published online 18 June 2008
A general derivation of the charging equation of a dust grain is presented, and indicated where and when it can be used. The problem of linear fluctuations of charges on the surface of the dust grain is discussed.
52.27.Lw - Dusty or complex plasmas; plasma crystals.
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