Controlling the Plasma Potential Distribution in Segmented-Electrode Hall Thruster Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Segmented electrodes and ceramic spacers (CSs) placed along the Hall thruster channel are shown to produce strong modifications of axial and radial plasma potential distributions as compared to conventional nonsegmented thruster. These modifications are associated with differences in secondary-electron-emission properties of materials used for electrodes and CSs and correlate with plasma-plume divergence. © 2008 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Raitses, Y., Staack, D., & Fisch, N. J.

citation count

  • 11

publication date

  • August 2008