Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Xenon ion beam characterization in a helicon double layer thruster

Charles, C.; Boswell, R. W.; Lieberman, M. A.


A current-free electric double layer is created in a helicon double layer thruster operating with xenon and compared to a recently developed theory. The Xe⁺ion beam formed by acceleration through the potential drop of the double layer is characterized radially using an electrostatic ion energy analyzer. For operating conditions of 500W rf power, 0.07mTorr gas pressure, and a maximum magnetic field of 125G, the measuredbeamvelocity is about 6kms⁻¹, the beam area is about 150cm², and the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-12-29
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.2426881


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Charles_Xenon_ion_beam_2006.pdfPublished Version70.3 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  20 July 2017/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator