Below you can find and download an updated list of the EP2 group journal publications, conference papers and doctoral theses.
Peer-reviewed publications2018     2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010
Selected conference papers2018     2017     2016     2015     2014     2013     2012     2011     2010
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.