Volume 83, Number 1, July 2008
Article Number 15005
Number of page(s) 3
Section Physics of Gases, Plasmas and Electric Discharges
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

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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