Helical kink mode suppression in a magneto-plasma-dynamic thruster for space propulsion drives the plasma to a quasiquiescent state. As a result the power required to sustain the plasma current is largely reduced. Kink suppression has been obtained by interrupting the helical current components associated with the spontaneous distortion of the plasma column. This result, while confirming that power balance is largely influenced by plasma instabilities, makes, in principle, this kind of device a good choice for long-term space missions. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

Zuin, M., Cavazzana, R., Martines, E., Serianni, G., Antoni, V., Andrenucci, M., et al. (2006). Kink instability suppression and improved efficiency in magneto-plasma-dynamic thrusters. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89(4) [10.1063/1.2236220].

Kink instability suppression and improved efficiency in magneto-plasma-dynamic thrusters

Martines E;
2006

Abstract

Helical kink mode suppression in a magneto-plasma-dynamic thruster for space propulsion drives the plasma to a quasiquiescent state. As a result the power required to sustain the plasma current is largely reduced. Kink suppression has been obtained by interrupting the helical current components associated with the spontaneous distortion of the plasma column. This result, while confirming that power balance is largely influenced by plasma instabilities, makes, in principle, this kind of device a good choice for long-term space missions. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.
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plasma thrusters; electric propulsion; MPD; kink instability;
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Zuin, M., Cavazzana, R., Martines, E., Serianni, G., Antoni, V., Andrenucci, M., et al. (2006). Kink instability suppression and improved efficiency in magneto-plasma-dynamic thrusters. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 89(4) [10.1063/1.2236220].
Zuin, M; Cavazzana, R; Martines, E; Serianni, G; Antoni, V; Andrenucci, M; Paganucci, F; Rossetti, P; Signori, M
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