Criteria of Phase Transitions in a Complex Plasma

O. S. Vaulina, S. V. Vladimirov, O. F. Petrov, V. E. Fortov
2002 Physical Review Letters  
New empirical rules for different phase transitions (including the melting of cubic lattices and the transitions between body-centered-cubic and face-centered-cubic structures) are proposed. The arrangements of charged macroparticles in a complex "dusty" plasma are numerically investigated for the conditions of laboratory experiments on weakly ionized gas discharges.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.88.245002 pmid:12059308 fatcat:35mibbnwzvarhdsdqtvxur2ijm