Journal of Plasma Physics


Ion–dust two-stream instability in a collisional magnetized dusty plasma

M. ROSENBERG a1p1 and P. K. SHUKLA a2
a1 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
a2 Institut für Theoretische Physik IV, Fakultät für Physik und Astronomie, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany

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The effect of an external magnetic field on an ion–dust two-stream instability in a collisional dusty plasma is investigated. We consider the parameter regime in which the ions and electrons are strongly magnetized, while the charged dust is unmagnetized. The presence of a magnetic field tends to hinder the growth of the instability. The implications for laboratory dusty plasmas such as ‘plasma crystals’ are discussed.

(Received September 1 2003)

p1 Current address: Dept. of Physics, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA 92110.