Comment on "effects of magnetic field gradient on ion beam current in cylindrical Hall ion source" [J. Appl. Phys. 102, 123305 (2007)]

Y. Raitses, A. Smirnov, N. J. Fisch

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Abstract

It is argued that the key difference in the cylindrical Hall thruster (CHT) as compared to the end-Hall ion source cannot be exclusively attributed to the magnetic field topology [Tang, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 123305 (2007)]. With a similar mirror-type topology, the CHT configuration provides the electric field with nearly equipotential magnetic field surfaces and a better suppression of the electron cross-field transport, as compared to both the end-Hall ion source and the cylindrical Hall ion source of [Tang, J. Appl. Phys. 102, 123305 (2007)].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066102
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume104
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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