We are hiring three new PhD students in the framework of the PROMETEO project, funded by the Community of Madrid. You can read the description of the positions and learn how to apply here: [PROMETEO PhD call]
Below you can find and download an updated list of the EP2 group journal publications, conference papers and doctoral theses. In compliance with the European Commission regulations, all EP2 scientific publications can be accessed through the institutional UC3M e-Archive (green open access)
Selected conference papers
The EP2 group carries out advanced electric thruster research in a dedicated space plasma laboratory.
Our main vacuum chamber, of 1.5 m diameter and 3.5 m longitude, is equipped with the latest technology in terms of vacuum sensors and pumps and used to test electric propulsion prototypes and related technologies. A set of cryopanels and turbomolecular pumps provide more than 35000 l/s combined pumping velocity on Xe or Ar in an oil-free environment. We are currently developing and modeling different types of plasma probes, an automated 3D scanning system, and optical spectroscopy diagnostic techniques to support our experimental activities.
The EP2 group has developed, through its years of activity, a large suite of numerical simulation tools, that are detailed below.