Helicon-type radiofrequency plasma thrusters and magnetic plasma nozzles

@article{Takahashi2019HelicontypeRP,
  title={Helicon-type radiofrequency plasma thrusters and magnetic plasma nozzles},
  author={Kazunori Takahashi},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics},
  year={2019},
  volume={3},
  pages={1-61}
}
Development of electrodeless radiofrequency plasma thrusters, e.g., a helicon thruster, has been one the of challenging topics for future high-power and long-lived electric propulsion systems. The concept simply has a radiofrequency plasma production/heating source and a magnetic nozzle, while it seems to include many aspects of physics and engineering issues. The plasma produced inside the source is transported along the magnetic field lines and expands in the magnetic nozzle, where the plasma… 
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