a1 RUB International Chair, International Centre for Advanced Studies in Physical Sciences, Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, Germany (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)
The basic features of dusty plasmas, particularly basic characteristics of dust in a plasma, and typical dusty plasma parameters for different space and laboratory plasma conditions, are presented. The complexity and the diversity of the field of dusty plasma physics are briefly discussed. Theoretical and experimental discoveries of linear and nonlinear features of waves, particularly dust-ion-acoustic and dust-acoustic waves, in dusty plasmas are reviewed.
(Received August 12 2010)
(Accepted September 02 2010)
(Online publication October 06 2010)
p1 Permanent address: Department of physics, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka 1342, Bangladesh.