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장소 #1323(E6-2 1st fl.) 
일시 Jun 1 (Wed) 4 PM 
연사 Kil-Byoung Chai, Caltech 

Laboratory experiments relevant to mesospheric clouds, Saturn’s rings & astrophysical jets


Jun 1 (Wed) 4 PM, #1323(E6-2 1st fl.)
Kil-Byoung Chai, Caltech


An rf discharge with liquid nitrogen cooled electrodes and injected water vapor has been used to study nucleation, growth, and dynamics of water-ice grains spontaneously formed in a plasma environment. Examples of water-ice dusty plasmas include polar mesospheric clouds, Saturn’s diffusive rings, and protoplanetary disks. We found that fast grain growth to nonspherical shape with up to 5:1 elongation occurs when the water molecule mean free path exceeds the ice grain screening length. Ice grains grow largest in light gas plasmas, up to 500 µm long in hydrogen plasma. Elongated ice grains align along the plasma ambipolar electric field. Microscope images reveal that the ice grains have fractal nature with 1.7 typical fractal dimension. After the growth process ends, poloidal vortex motion of ice grains is observed and is shown to result from the non-conservative ion drag force.

The Caltech jet experiment produces low beta, high Lundquist number, high density (~1022 m-3) MHD-driven plasma jets and so is similar to astrophysical jets and solar corona loops. We have recently studied various phenomena associated with magnetic reconnection induced by a kink-driven Rayleigh-Taylor instability using comprehensive diagnostics. The results of this study include the following: A spatially localized EUV burst is imaged at the presumed position of fast magnetic reconnection in a plasma jet; the existence of this localized EUV burst indicates strong localized electron heating. Circularly polarized high frequency whistler waves are simultaneously observed indicating that Hall dynamics likely governs the reconnection. Spectroscopic measurement shows simultaneous fast ion heating. We propose that the electron heating is consistent with Ohmic dissipation while the ion heating is consistent with ion trajectories becoming stochastic.


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공지 2019/09/18 - 12/5  Seminar Room #1323  Prof. David Schuster and etc.  Fall 2019: Physics Seminar Serises
공지 2019/09/02 - 12/09  Seminar Room 1501  이호성 박사 (한국표준과학연구원) and etc.  Fall 2019: Physics Colloquium
71 Nov. 10th(Thu) 4 p.m.  E6-2. #1323(1st fl.)  Prof. Min Seok Jang, Electrical Engineering, KAIST  Low Dimensional Active Plasmonics and Electron Optics in Graphene
70 2015/06/03, 12PM  Room 101, E11  Prof. Min-Kyo, Seo & Hansuek, Lee(KAIST)  The First Wednesday Multidisciplinary Forum file
69 June 4 (Tue.), 5:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Minsu Kim  Stochastic nature of bacterial eradication using antibiotics file
68 DEC. 27 (Thu), 04:00 PM  E6-2. 1st fl. #1323  Prof. Na Young Kim  Quantum Innovation (QuIN) Laboratory file
67 October 17 (Thu.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Namkyoo Park  Top down manipulation of Waves : From Metamaterials, Correlated Disorder, Quantum Analogy, to Digital Processing file
66 August. 14th (Wed.), 4:00PM,  Rm. 1323, E6  Prof. Nicolas Treps  Quantum Optics, at the heart of quantum metrology and quantum information file
65 Aug. 16 (Wed.), 4 PM  #1322 (E6-2. 1st fl.)  Prof. Noejung Park (UNIST)  Phonon-driven spin-Floquet valleytro-magnetism file
64 October 15 (Tue.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Pilkyung Moon  Moiré superlattices and graphene quasicrystal file
63 4월 18일(월), 15:30~  KI빌딩(E4), 강의실 B501 (5F)  Prof. Robert A. DiStasio Jr. (Cornell University)  First Principles Approaches for Intermolecular Interactions: From Gas-Phase Dimers to Liquid Water and Molecular Crystal Polymorphism file
62 2018. 6. 22 10:00am ~ 11:50am  E6-6, Lecture Room 119 (1F)  Prof. Sang Bok Lee, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Univ. of Maryland  Success in Research Career file
61 NOV. 23 (Fri), 03:00 PM  E6-2. 2st fl. #2501  Prof. Sang-Jin Sin  Entanglement string and Spin Liquid with Holographic duality file
60 October 29 (Tue.), 10:00am  #1323 (E6-2, 1st fl.)  Prof. Se Kwon Kim  Unconventional Spin Transport in Quantum Materials file
59 November 21 (Wed.), 15:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Seongshik Oh  Engineering topological quantum physics at the atomic scale file
58 June 14, 2016 (Tue) 3PM  #1323 (E6-2 1st fl.)  Prof. Seungyong Hahn, Florida State University  No-Insulation High Temperature Superconductor Magnet Technology for Compact, Reliable, and Low-Cost High Field DC Magnets
57 December 18 (Tue.), 4:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Shin-ichi Uchida  Road to Higher Tc Superconductivity file
56 2019. 7. 16(화)  Rm. 1323 (E6-2)  Prof. Sidney Nagel  2019 Physics Distinguished Lecture file
55 July 10 (Wed.), 04:00 PM-  Academic Cltural Complex (E9) 5층 스카이라운지  Prof. Sidney Nagel/Young-Kee Kim  Public Lectures file
54 October 4 (Thu.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Soo Jin Kim  Engineering light absorption in an ultrathin semiconductor metafilm file
53 December 5 (Thu.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Soon-Hong Kwon  Subwavelenth Photonic Devices: From Single Photon Sources to Solar Cell file
52 May 24 (Fri.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Prof. Soonjae Moon  Infrared spectroscopy study on metal-insulator transitions in layered perovskite iridates file