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Anomalous transport induced by sheath instability in Hall effect thrusters
It is well recognized to ascribe the anomalous cross-field conductivity inside Hall-effect thrusters to fluctuation-induced transport due to gradient-driven instabilities (Rayleigh or electron drift)Expand
The Particle-In-Cell Method
This paper is the first in a series of three papers to summarize the recent work of an European-wide collaborationwhich is ongoing since about one decade using Particle-in-Cell (PIC) methods in lowExpand
Kinetic simulations of a plasma thruster
The modelling of the Hall thruster SPT-100 is a very important issue in view of the increasing importance of such propulsion devices in space applications. Only kinetic models can investigate theExpand
Self-similarity in Hall plasma discharges: Applications to particle models
Electron transport is a key process in the physics of Hall thruster discharges. Therefore, a kinetic description of the heavy particles (Xe) as well as electrons is required. The ideal numericalExpand
Laser Ablation of Graphite in Water in a Range of Pressure from 1 to 146 atm Using Single and Double Pulse Techniques for the Production of Carbon Nanostructures
In the present work, laser ablation of a graphite target submerged in pure water was tested as a methodology for the production of carbon-based nanoparticles. The effect of varying the externalExpand
Experimental investigation and modelling of double pulse laser induced plasma spectroscopy under water
Abstract In this paper the double pulse laser induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) under water has been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. The laser induced bubble, produced by theExpand
Space micropropulsion systems for Cubesats and small satellites: from proximate targets to furthermost frontiers
Miniaturized, automatic, robotized, function-centered devices has redefined space technology, bringing closer the realization of most ambitious interplanetary missions and intense near-Earth space exploration. Expand
PIC modeling of negative ion sources for fusion
This work represents the first attempt to model the full-size ITER negative ion source prototype including expansion, extraction and part of the acceleration regions keeping the resolution fineExpand
Particle in Cell Simulation of Low Temperature Laboratory Plasmas
Several applications of PIC simulations for understanding basic physics phenomena in low-temperature plasmas are presented: capacitive radiofrequency discharges in Oxygen, dusty plasmas and negativeExpand
Application of a Grid‐Free Kinetic Model to the Collisionless Sheath
In this work we present a grid-free hierarchical treecode, developed for simulation of bounded plasmas. The code follows both electrons and ions dynamics, resolving 1 spatial and 3 velocityExpand