Magnetic nozzles for space plasma thrusters

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dc.contributor.author Merino Martínez, Mario
dc.contributor.author Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-13T09:43:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-13T09:43:28Z
dc.date.issued 2016-12
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Encyclopedia of plasma technology. CRC Press. Pp. 1329-1351
dc.identifier.isbn 9781351204958
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/31383
dc.description.abstract The magnetic nozzle (MN) is an appealing plasma acceleration technology that enables the electrodeless, contactless, and adaptable control of a plasma jet. Using a 2-D, two-fluid plasma model, the core physical principles that enable the operation of a propulsive MN are reviewed, including the key mechanisms involved in thrust generation, plasma acceleration, and plasma detachment. Simulations indicate the parametric regimes that maximize the propulsive performance of the device. Extensions of the model are used to explore additional physical effects and their influence on the plasma expansion. While there are open questions to address, MNs appear to be a promising candidate for high-efficiency, high-durability plasma propulsion in future space missions.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Spanish R&D National Plan (grant number ESP2013-41052-P).
dc.format.extent 23
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher CRC Press
dc.rights © 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
dc.subject.other Plasma technology
dc.subject.other Plasma thrusters
dc.subject.other Magnetic nozzles
dc.title Magnetic nozzles for space plasma thrusters
dc.type bookPart
dc.relation.publisherversion https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351204958/chapters/10.1081/E-EPLT-120053936
dc.subject.eciencia Aeronáutica
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ESP2013-41052-P
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dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1329
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1351
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Encyclopedia of plasma technology
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 2
dc.identifier.uxxi CO/0000008406
dc.contributor.funder Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)
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