Skip navigation
Skip navigation
Open Research is currently undergoing maintenance with the search being reindexed. The number of items available to be searched will return over time on Wednesday, 12 May 2021.

Boltzmann expansion in a radiofrequency conical helicon thruster operating in xenon and argon

Charles, C.; Boswell, R.; Takahashi, K.


A low pressure (~ 0.5 mTorr in xenon and ~ 1 mTorr in argon) Boltzmann expansion is experimentally observed on axis within a magnetized (60 to 180 G) radiofrequency (13.56 MHz) conical helicon thruster for input powers up to 900 W using plasma parameters measured with a Langmuir probe. The axial forces, respectively, resulting from the electron and magnetic field pressures are directly measured using a thrust balance for constant maximum plasma pressure and show a higher fuel efficiency...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Applied Physics Letters
DOI: 10.1063/1.4810001


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Charles_Boltzmann_expansion_in_a_2013.pdfPublished Version198.36 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail

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

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator