Dynamic Dust Particle Confinement in Corona Discharge Plasma



Usually electrostatic fields created by electrodes of the trap are used for dust particle confinement in plasma devices. In this work the possibility of the dust particle confinement by electrodynamic fields is investigated for improved quadrupole traps. The behavior of dust particles is simulated by Brownian dynamics. Dust particle parameters and parameters of the traps needed for dust particle confinement have been obtained (© 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)