Rohit Shastry

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We have defined the structural and dynamic properties of an early folding intermediate of beta-lactoglobulin known to contain non-native alpha-helical structure. The folding of beta-lactoglobulin was monitored over the 100 micros--10 s time range using ultrarapid mixing techniques in conjunction with fluorescence detection and hydrogen exchange labeling(More)
An E×B probe was used to characterize the angular distribution of multiply-charged ions in the plume of a 6-kW Hall thruster operating at discharge voltages of 150-600 V, and anode mass flow rates of 10-30 mg/s. The local ion current fractions were measured in conjunction with ion current density at several locations from 0-30º from thruster centerline, and(More)
In preparation for in-depth internal wall measurements for erosion and electron mobility studies, a flush-mounted Langmuir probe and emissive probe were used to characterize the near-wall region near the exit plane of a 6-kW Hall thruster. Various plasma properties and electron energy distribution functions were measured at discharge voltages of 150 and 300(More)
Various methods for accurately determining ion species' current fractions using E ϫ B probes in Hall thruster plumes are investigated. The effects of peak broadening and charge exchange on the calculated values of current fractions are quantified in order to determine the importance of accounting for them in the analysis. It is shown that both peak(More)
Various methods for accurately determining ion species' current fractions using E×B probes in Hall thruster plumes are investigated. The effects of peak broadening and charge exchange on the calculated values of current fractions are quantified in order to determine the importance of accounting for them in the analysis. It is shown that both peak broadening(More)
Various methods for accurately determining ion species' current fractions using E x B probes in Hall thruster plumes are investigated. The effects of peak broadening and charge exchange on the calculated values of current fractions are quantified in order to determine the importance of accounting for them in the analysis. It is shown that both peak(More)
In preparation for in-depth internal wall measurements for erosion and electron mobility studies, a flush-mounted Langmuir probe and emissive probe were used to characterize the near-wall region near the exit plane of a 6-kW Hall thruster. Various plasma properties and electron energy distribution functions were measured at discharge voltages of 150 and 300(More)
Wall-mounted Langmuir probes are a promising internal diagnostic for Hall thrusters that can help understand critical plasma-wall interactions. However, the non-ideal environment within the discharge channel can complicate the implementation and interpretation of resulting probe characteristics. The effects of magnetic field and flowing plasma are(More)
In order to better understand interactions between the plasma and channel walls of a Hall thruster, the near-wall plasma was characterized within the H6 Hall thruster using five flush-mounted Langmuir probes. These probes were placed within the last 15% of the discharge channel and were used to measure plasma potential, electron temperature, and ion number(More)