Results are presented of numerical simulations of the spatiotemporal evolution of nanoparticles that nucleate and grow in a nonthermal radio-frequency plasma. This paper highlights the effects of several operating parameters.
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Manuscript received November 30, 2010; accepted May 7, 2011. Date of publication June 16, 2011; date of current version November 9, 2011. This work was supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation under Grant CBET-0756315, by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fusion Energy Science under Grant DE-SC0001939, and by the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute.
- Dusty plasma
- numerical simulation