Issue
EPL
Volume 83, Number 1, July 2008
Article Number 15005
Number of page(s) 3
Section Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/83/15005
Published online 18 June 2008
EPL, 83 (2008) 15005
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/83/15005

On the dust charging equation

N. L. Tsintsadze and L. N. Tsintsadze

Department of Plasma Physics, E. Andronikashvili Institute of Physics - Tbilisi, Georgia

nltsin@yahoo.com

received 1 April 2008; accepted in final form 22 May 2008; published July 2008
published online 18 June 2008

Abstract
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.

PACS
52.27.Lw - Dusty or complex plasmas; plasma crystals.

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