Wave propagation and absorption in a Helicon plasma thruster and its plume

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dc.contributor.author Jiménez Guerra, Pedro
dc.contributor.author Merino Martínez, Mario
dc.contributor.author Ahedo Galilea, Eduardo Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-20T10:12:03Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-04-20T12:05:12Z
dc.date.available 2022-04-20T10:12:03Z
dc.date.issued 2022-04-14
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Jiménez, P., Merino, M., & Ahedo, E. (2022). Wave propagation and absorption in a helicon plasma thruster and its plume. Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 31(4), 045009.
dc.identifier.issn 1361-6595
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/34577
dc.description.abstract A two-dimensional, full-wave, frequency domain, cold plasma model is used to study electromagnetic power propagation and absorption in a helicon plasma thruster, including its far plume region and surrounding space. Re- sults show that a fraction of power is absorbed in the plume region, and that power deposition in the source is essentially unperturbed by the simulation domain size, the presence of metallic obstacles, or the plasma den- sity in the environment. An electron-cyclotron reso- nance (ECR) surface always exists downstream that ef- fectively prevents radiation to the space beyond along the plume. In the presence of an overdense environmen- tal plasma, like the one expected in a vacuum cham- ber, elds are fully evanescent beyond this transition, and vacuum chamber boundary conditions a ect but lit- tle the waveelds before this surface. In the absence of an environmental plasma, a double wave regime transition exists at the interface between the plasma and vacuum that hinders accurate numerical simulation in the plume region.
dc.description.sponsorship The authors want to thank the developers of the HYPHEN code, specially J. Zhou and A. Dom nguez- V azquez. The work of Pedro Jim enez has been sup- ported by the HIPATIA project, funded by the Euro- pean Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Pro- gram, under Grant Agreement number 870542. The work of Mario Merino and Eduardo Ahedo has been sup- ported by the PROMETEO project, funded by the Co- munidad de Madrid, under Grant reference Y2018/NMT- 4750 PROMETEO-CM.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IOP Science
dc.rights © 2022 IOP Publishing Ltd.
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Waves in plasmas
dc.subject.other Electric propulsion
dc.subject.other Electrodeless thrusters
dc.subject.other Helicon plasma thruster
dc.title Wave propagation and absorption in a Helicon plasma thruster and its plume
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Física
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ac5ecd
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dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/870542
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. Y2018/NMT- 4750 PROMETEO-CM
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 14
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Plasma Sources Science and Technology
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 31
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000030464
carlosiii.embargo.liftdate 2023-04-14
carlosiii.embargo.terms 2023-04-14
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.contributor.funder European Commission
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