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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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148 May. 12 (Fri.), 01:30 PM  E6-2. 1st fl. #1323  Dr. Young Kuk Kim  Topological Dirac insulator
147 April 11 (Wed), 1:30pm  #1323 (E6-2, 1st fl.)  Dr. Yongsoo Yang  Probing 3D Structure and Physical Properties of Materials at the Single-Atom Level file
146 October 15 (Mon.), 16:00 PM  #1323, E6-2  Dr. Yongjoo Baek  Universal properties of macroscopic current-carrying systems file
145 Sep. 02(Fri) 4:00 PM  E6-2(1st fl) #1323  Dr. Yong-Joo Doh, Department of Physics and Photon Science, GIST  Quantum Electrical Transport in Topological Insulator Nanowires
144 Sep. 02(Fri) 2:30 PM  E6-2(1st fl.), #1323  Dr. Yong-Hyun Kim,Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology, KAIST  Nanoscale Thermal Physics: Seebeck Effect and Nanoscale Friction
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142 2015/11/10, 4PM  E6-2, #1323  Dr. Woosuk Bang (Physics division, Los Alamos National Laboratory)  Rapid heating of matter using high power lasers
141 October 16 (Tue.), 10:00 AM  #1323, E6-2  Dr. Won-Ki Cho  Capturing protein cluster dynamics and gene expression output in live cells file
140 Jun. 18 (MON), 10:00 AM  E6-2. 2nd fl. #2502  Dr. Thibault VOGT  Rydberg electromagnetically induced transparency and microwave-to-optical conversion using Rydberg atoms file
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138 2016/03/11 4 PM  E6-2. 1st fl. #1501  Dr. Tae-Hwan KIM (POSTECH)  Jan. Switching handedness of of chiral solitons in Z4 topological insulators
137 2015/11/28, 10AM  E6-2, #1323  Dr. Suyong Jung (Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science)  Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy of Single and Bilayer Graphene with Hexagonal Boron Nitride as Tunneling Barrier
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135 April 13 (Fri.), 10am  #1323 (E6-2, 1st fl.)  Dr. Sungkun Hong  Quantum meets Mechanics: from Quantum Information to Fundamental Research file
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