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Current issue   Ukr. J. Phys. 2014, Vol. 59, N 4, p.401-404


Dragan G.S., Kolesnikov K.V., Ulianytskyi V.M.

I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University
(2, Dvoryanska Str., Odessa 65082, Ukraine; e-mail: dpa@onu.edu.ua)

Influence of the Polarization of Molecules of Metal Oxides on the Diffusion Coefficient in Smoky Plasmas

Section: Plasmas and gases
Language: English

Abstract: We study the influence of the polarization of molecules of metal oxides on the diffusion coefficient in a smoky plasma that is formed by the combustion of a metal powder in air. It is shown that the electrostatic dipole–charged grain interaction leads to a decrease in the diffusion coefficient. The values of the diffusion coefficients of aluminum and magnesium oxides in a smoky plasma as functions of the plasma temperature and the size and the charge of grains are determined.

Key words: smoky plasma, diffusion coefficient, dipole.