Enhanced ionization in the cylindrical hall thruster

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

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A cylindrical Hall thruster with a cusp-type magnetic field distribution was investigated. The cylindrical thrusters have unusally high propellant utilization, compared to conventional Hall thrusters. Numerical simulations show that the increase in the propellant utilization does not appear to be quantitatively explained by a reduction of plasma wall losses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)852-857
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 15 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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