18 June 2015

Mode-coupling instability in monolayer dusty plasma crystal

In the frames of joint cooperation with the Research-Educational Center "Ion-Plasma Technology" we study dusty plasma crystals.

This movie illustrates two amazing phenomena - a heavy particle flies over 2D crystal, and a special kind of dusty plasma instability - mode-coupling instability (MCI).

Experiments by: L. Couedel, A. Lipaev, E. Yakovlev, and E. Vorobiev.

Analysis and visualization by: A. Kislov, K. Zaytsev, and S. Yurchenko.

Special thanks to A. Ivlev for MCI prediction.