Accession Number : AD1010673

Title :   Fundamental Study of Interactions Between Pulsed High-Density Plasmas and Materials for Space Propulsion

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2011,30 Apr 2016

Corporate Author : University of Texas at Austin Austin United States

Personal Author(s) : Raja,Laxamirian L ; McNab,I ; Stefani,F ; Bengtson,R D ; Henkelman,G ; Kriven,W

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Report Date : 23 May 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This project led by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign has been engaged in research on the fundamental interactions between a high-density (pressure) pulsed plasmas (thermal arcs) and materials surfaces. We specifically focus on the interaction of the plasmas with dielectric surfaces since plasma facing dielectric surfaces with low thermal conductivity are most vulnerable to erosion through repeated use in devices.

Descriptors :   plasmas (physics) , pulse generators , molecular dynamics simulations , magnetohydrodynamics , ablation

Subject Categories : Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE