|NUKLEONIKA 2012, 57(2):307-312
DUSTY PLASMAS VS. MULTICOMPONEMT PLASMAS
Space and Plasma Physics, School of Electrical Engineering, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH),
Teknikringen 31, SE-100 44 Stockholm, Sweden
Different approaches employed for dusty plasmas, ranging from single particle description (valid for low dust densities) to models appropriate in the presence of dense dusty clouds, are briefly reviewed. For environments with high dust density, a selection of examples is provided to elucidate phenomena arising in dusty plasmas when the effects of absorption of plasma particles on the dust surfaces and dust charge fluctuations are of importance and cannot be neglected.