L.A. Novikov, V.Yu. Karasev, S. I. Pavlov, E. S. Dzlieva, M. A. Ermolenko, M. M. Makar
Institute of Physics, St. Petersburg State University

Effect of nonuniform magnetic field on the motion of probe particles in glow discharge

The motion of falling probe dust particles in the uniform glow discharge in the magnetic field created by two coils was investigated. Influence of heterogeneity of a magnetic field at the edges of coils on an azimuthal component of velocity of probing particles is revealed. The direction of angular velocity of particles is defined and its dependence on the magnitude of the magnetic field in the areas of the coils edges is obtained.
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