Parametric investigations of a nonconventional Hall thruster

Y. Raitses, N. J. Fisch

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Hall thrusters might better scale to low power with nonconventional geometry. A 9 cm cylindrical, ceramic-channel, Hall thruster with a cusp-type magnetic field distribution has been investigated. It exhibits discharge characteristics similar to conventional coaxial Hall thrusters, but does not expose as much channel surface. Significantly, its operation is not accompanied by large amplitude discharge low frequency oscillations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2579-2586
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Issue number5 II
StatePublished - May 2001
Event42nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics - Quebec, Que, Canada
Duration: Oct 23 2000Oct 27 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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