Plasma Physics Laboratory
Plasma- Science and Technology
Plasma physics and diagnostics with focus on plasma-wall
interactions, plasma jets and electrostatic probes
Plasma sources science with applications to propulsion,
semiconductor material processing, ion and neutral beams
Carbon nanotube growth in plasma.
Most Recent Papers (for PPPL Hall Thruster Experiment
publications visit http://htx.pppl.gov):
Y. Raitses, D. Staack, M. Keidar and N. J. Fisch,
"Electron-wall interaction in Hall thrusters," Physics of Plasmas 12,
Y. Raitses, D. Staack, A. Smirnov and N. J. Fisch,
"Space charge saturated sheath regime and electron temperature saturation
in Hall thrusters," Physics of Plasmas 12, 073507 (2005).
D. Sydorenko, A. Smolyakov, I. Kaganovich and Y.
Raitses, "Kinetic Simulations of secondary electron emission effects in
Hall thrusters," Physics of Plasmas 13, 014501 (2006).
Y. Raitses, A. Smirnov, D. Staack, and N. J. Fisch,
"Measurements of secondary electron emission effects in the Hall thruster
discharge," Physics of Plasmas 13, 014502 (2006).
Y. Raitses, D. Staack, A. Dunaevsky and N. J. Fisch,
"Operation of a segmented electrode Hall thruster with low-sputtering carbon-velvet
electrodes," Journal of Applied Physics 99, 036103 (2006).
M. Keidar, Y. Raitses, A. Knapp and A.M. Waas, "Current-driven
ignition of single-wall carbon nanotubes," Carbon (letters), 44,
A. Smirnov, Y. Raitses and N. J. Fisch, "Electron
cross-field transport in a miniaturized cylindrical Hall thruster", IEEE
Transactions on. Plasma Science 34 (2006).