IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Azimuthal Spoke Propagation in Hall Effect Thrusters

Author(s): Michael J. Sekerak ; Benjamin W. Longmier ; Alec D. Gallimore ; Daniel L. Brown ; Richard R. Hofer ; James E. Polk
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): 72 - 85
ISSN (Paper): 0093-3813
ISSN (Online): 1939-9375
DOI: 10.1109/TPS.2014.2355223
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Spokes are azimuthally propagating perturbations in the plasma discharge of Hall effect thrusters (HETs) that travel in the E x B direction. The mechanisms for spoke formation are unknown, but... View More

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