Microscopic visco-elastic motions of narrow two-dimensional dust Coulomb liquids under modulated shear stress

Ming Hua Chang, I. Lin

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Abstract

The microscopic visco-elastic motion of a quasi-2D dusty plasma liquid confined to a width of about 15 interparticle distances under square stress pulses shorter than thermal relaxation time from a chopped laser beam is investigated experimentally. The stress-enhanced excitations of hopping vortices are responsible for particles in the laser driven zone reaching, after a higher initial velocity, a constant nonzero terminal forward velocity and partial plastic deformation through the loss of the structure memory. The driven particles around domains with caged shear motion still partially keep the structural memory and demonstrate partial elastic backwards motion with exponential relaxation after turning off the laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16.1-16.8
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume5
DOIs
StatePublished - 14 Mar 2003

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