Conceptual design of a beam extraction electrode system for a 1 mN ion thruster

Sandonato, G.M.; Barroso, J.J.
April 1996
Review of Scientific Instruments;Apr96, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p1486
Academic Journal
Presents a conceptual design of a beam extraction electrode system for a 1 mN ion thruster. Mathematical treatment of the ion extraction; Examination of the ion optics of the electrode system.


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