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Plasma flow in a Hall thruster
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10.1063/1.1862630
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Figures

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FIG. 1.

Scheme of a stationary plasma thruster.

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FIG. 2.

Computed magnetic field lines in the channel (coordinates are in real dimension).

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FIG. 3.

Polynomial curve fits to the total scattering, elastic scattering, first-order ionization, and neutral excitation cross sections which are used in the simulation.

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FIG. 4.

Comparison of the lateral sheath drop as a function of axial position between Barral et al. (Ref. 10) and Meezan–Cappelli (Ref. 30) local simulations and our fixed boundary conditions (axial dimension is scaled with ).

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FIG. 5.

(Color online). (a) Plots of electric potential (V) at steady state (dimensions are scaled with ). (b) Plots of electronic temperature (eV) at steady state (dimensions are scaled with ). (c) Plots of plasma number density at steady state (dimensions are scaled with ). (d) Plots of ionization rate at steady state (dimensions are scaled with ).

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FIG. 6.

Plot of the axial electric field (V/m) as a function of axial position. Numerical results are compared with experimental results from Ref. 27 and computational result from Ref. 7 (axial dimension is scaled with ).

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FIG. 7.

Electron scatter plot in the phase space (axial dimension is scaled with ).

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FIG. 8.

(a) Ion current density vector plot (coordinates are in real dimension). (b) Ion scatter plot in the phase space (axial dimension is scaled with ).

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FIG. 9.

(a) Ion radial position distributions on the exit plane (radial dimension is scaled with ). (b) Energy distributions on the exit plane. (c) Divergence angle distributions on the exit plane.

Tables

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Table I.

Operative parameters of SPT-100.

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Table II.

Summary of the scaling laws.

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Table III.

Sheath models on floating walls in the SPT-100.

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Table IV.

Simulation parameters.

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Scitation: Plasma flow in a Hall thruster
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