Nonlinear theory of void formation in colloidal plasmas

K. Avinash, A. Bhattacharjee, S. Hu

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A basic nonlinear time-dependent model that describes the evolution of a zero-frequency linear instability that grows faster than exponential in the nonlinear regime and subsequently saturates to form a void is presented. This model can provide the foundation for more complete analyses in two dimensions, including a more detailed account of ion dynamics, ionization physics, and effects such as charge variation and the thermophoric force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number075001
Pages (from-to)075001/1-075001/4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - Feb 21 2003
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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