Accession Number:

ADA568370

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Report Date:

2012-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Objective Study at the fundamental level interactions between pulsed, high-pressure, thermal plasmas and materials such as those encountered in space propulsion devices including Pulsed Plasma Thrusters PPT, Magneto-Plasma Dynamic MPD thrusters and capillary plasma-based thrusters. The ongoing research work brings together a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin UT and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UIUC with diverse backgrounds in experimental and computational plasma physics, pulsed power engineering, materials science and atomistic-scale materials modeling.

Subject Categories:

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
  • Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE