2 - Visualization

Dust clusters from two to twelve particles in a plane were formed and rotated in the experiment using magnetic field (see figure 2.0.1). At the same magnetic field strength setting, clusters with smaller number of particles appears to exhibit "Periodic Pause" more so than the clusters with higher number of particles. In the following chapter, the phase diagram obtained for these clusters will be shown.

Figure 2.0.1 - Dust cluster configurations formed in our cluster rotation experiment. The particles were rotated using an axial magnetic field. The clusters with smaller number of particles exhibit "Periodic Pause" even at low magnetic field strength setting.