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Title: Microwave processes in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster

Abstract

Results of experimental studies of microwave processes accompanying plasma acceleration in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster are presented. Specific features of the generation of microwave oscillations in both the acceleration channel and the plasma flow outgoing from the thruster are analyzed on the basis of local measurements of the spectra of the plasma wave fields. Mechanisms for generation of microwave oscillations are considered with allowance for the inhomogeneity of the electron density and magnetic field behind the edge of the acceleration channel. The effect of microwave oscillations on the electron transport and the formation of the discharge current in the acceleration channel is discussed.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics (Fryazino Branch) (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22614087
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2016 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRIC DISCHARGES; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRON TRANSFER; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MICROWAVE RADIATION; OSCILLATIONS; PLASMA ACCELERATION; PLASMA WAVES; SPECTRA; THRUSTERS

Citation Formats

Kirdyashev, K. P., E-mail: kpk@ms.ire.rssi.ru. Microwave processes in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1134/S1063780X16090051.
Kirdyashev, K. P., E-mail: kpk@ms.ire.rssi.ru. Microwave processes in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster. United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X16090051.
Kirdyashev, K. P., E-mail: kpk@ms.ire.rssi.ru. Thu . "Microwave processes in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster". United States. doi:10.1134/S1063780X16090051.
@article{osti_22614087,
title = {Microwave processes in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster},
author = {Kirdyashev, K. P., E-mail: kpk@ms.ire.rssi.ru},
abstractNote = {Results of experimental studies of microwave processes accompanying plasma acceleration in the SPD-ATON stationary plasma thruster are presented. Specific features of the generation of microwave oscillations in both the acceleration channel and the plasma flow outgoing from the thruster are analyzed on the basis of local measurements of the spectra of the plasma wave fields. Mechanisms for generation of microwave oscillations are considered with allowance for the inhomogeneity of the electron density and magnetic field behind the edge of the acceleration channel. The effect of microwave oscillations on the electron transport and the formation of the discharge current in the acceleration channel is discussed.},
doi = {10.1134/S1063780X16090051},
journal = {Plasma Physics Reports},
number = 9,
volume = 42,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Thu Sep 15 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}