Greig, Amelia; Charles, Christine; Boswell, Roderick W.
Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of a radio-frequency (13.56 MHz)
electrothermal capacitively coupled plasma (CCP) micro-thruster have been performed
using the commercial CFD-ACE+ package. Standard operating conditions of a 10W,
1.5 Torr argon discharge were used to compare with previously obtained experimental
results for validation. Results show that the driving force behind plasma production
within the thruster is ion-induced secondary electrons ejected from the surface of...[Show more]
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