Ion-wake Field inside a Glass Box

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Chen, Mudi ; Dropmann, Michael ; Zhang, Bo ; Matthews, Lorin S. ; Hyde, Truell W. (2016)

The confinement provided by a glass box is proving ideal for the formation of vertically aligned structures and a convenient method for controlling the number of dust particles comprising these dust structures, as well as their size and shape. In this paper, the electronic confinement of the glass box is mapped and the particle interactions between the particle pairs inside the glass box are measured. The ion-wake field is shown to exist within the glass box and its vertical and horizontal extent is measured.
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