Characterization of plasma in a hall thruster operated at high discharge voltage

Yevgeny Raitses, Artem Smirnov, David Staack, Michael Keidar, Nathaniel J. Fisch

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Abstract

The electron-wall interaction and its dependence on the discharge voltage and channel width are studied through measurements of the electron temperature, plasma potential and density in a 2 kW Hall thruster. Experimental results are compared with theoretical predictions for different thruster configurations and operating conditions. The channel width is shown to have a more significant effect on the axial "distribution of the plasma potential than the discharge voltage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Event41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit - Tucson, AZ, United States
Duration: Jul 10 2005Jul 13 2005

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Other41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityTucson, AZ
Period7/10/057/13/05

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Raitses, Y., Smirnov, A., Staack, D., Keidar, M., & Fisch, N. J. (2005). Characterization of plasma in a hall thruster operated at high discharge voltage. Paper presented at 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, Tucson, AZ, United States.