IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Investigation of Plasma Detachment From a Magnetic Nozzle in the Plume of the VX-200 Magnetoplasma Thruster

Author(s): Christopher S. Olsen ; Maxwell G. Ballenger ; Mark D. Carter ; Franklin R. Chang Diaz ; Matthew Giambusso ; Timothy W. Glover ; Andrew V. Ilin ; Jared P. Squire ; Benjamin W. Longmier ; Edgar A. Bering ; Paul A. Cloutier
Sponsor(s): IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 January 2015
Volume: 43
Page(s): 252 - 268
ISSN (Paper): 0093-3813
ISSN (Online): 1939-9375
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2014.2321257
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Understanding the physics involved in plasma detachment from magnetic nozzles is well theorized, but lacking in large scale experimental support. We have undertaken an experiment using the... View More

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