EP2 Journal Publications

2021

  1. M. Wijnen, J. Navarro-Cavallé & P. Fajardo, "Mechanically Amplified Milli-Newton Thrust Balance for Direct Thrust Measurements of Electric Thrusters for Space Propulsion", IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement 70, 3505318 (2021)  [DOI]

2020

  1. I.D. Kaganovich, A. Smolyakov, Y. Raitses, E. Ahedo, I.G. Mikellides, B. Jorns, F. Taccogna, R. Gueroult, S. Tsikata, A. Bourdon, J-P. Boeuf, M. Keidar, A.T. Powis, M. Merino, M. Cappelli, K. Hara, J.A. Carlsson, N.J. Fisch, P. Chabert, I. Schweigert, T. Lafleur, K. Matyash, A.V. Khrabrov, R.W. Boswell & A. Fruchtman, "Physics of ExB discharges relevant to plasma propulsion and similar technologies", Physics of Plasmas 27, 120601 (2020)  [DOI]
  2. K. Takahashi, C. Charles, R.W. Boswell, Y. Takao, A. Fruchtman, J. Navarro-Cavallé & M. Merino, "Commentary: On helicon thrusters: Will they ever fly?", Frontiers in Physics 8, 127:103301 (2020)  [DOI]
  3. F. Cichocki, M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Three-dimensional geomagnetic field effects on a plasma thruster plume expansion", Acta Astronautica 175, 190-203 (2020)  [DOI]
  4. E. Ahedo, S. Correyero, J. Navarro & M. Merino, "Macroscopic and parametric study of a kinetic plasma expansion in a paraxial magnetic nozzle", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 29, 045017 (2020)  [DOI]
  5. M. Merino, P. Fajardo, G. Giono, N. Ivchenko, J-T. Gudmundsson, S. Mazouffre, D. Loubère & K. Dannenmayer, "Collisionless electron cooling in a plasma thruster plume: experimental validation of a kinetic model", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 29, 035029 (2020)  [DOI]

2019

  1. S. Correyero, M. Merino, P.-Q. Elias, J. Jarrige, D. Packan & E. Ahedo, "Characterization of diamagnetism inside an ECR thruster with a diamagnetic loop", Physics of Plasmas 26, 053511 (2019)  [DOI]
  2. S. Correyero, J. Jarrige, D. Packan & E. Ahedo, "Plasma beam characterization along the magnetic nozzle of an ECR thruster", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 28, 095004 (2019)  [DOI]
  3. A. Domínguez-Vázquez, F. Taccogna, P. Fajardo & E. Ahedo, "Parametric study of the radial plasma-wall interaction in a Hall thruster", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 52, 474003 (2019)  [DOI]
  4. M. Li, M. Merino, E. Ahedo & H. Tang, "On electron boundary conditions in PIC plasma thruster plume simulations", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 28, 034004 (2019)  [DOI]
  5. J. Zhou, D. Pérez-Grande, P. Fajardo & E. Ahedo, "Numerical treatment of a magnetized electron fluid within an electromagnetic plasma thruster code", Submitted to PSST , (2019)  [DOI]

2018

  1. A. Domínguez-Vázquez, F. Cichocki, M. Merino, P. Fajardo & E. Ahedo, "Axisymmetric plasma plume characterization with 2D and 3D particle codes", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27,104009 (2018)  [DOI]
  2. A. Domínguez-Vázquez, F. Taccogna & E. Ahedo, "Particle modeling of radial electron dynamics in a controlled discharge of a Hall thruster", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27,064006 (2018)  [DOI]
  3. B. Tian, M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Two-dimensional plasma-wave interaction in an helicon plasma thruster with magnetic nozzle", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27,114003 (2018)  [DOI]
  4. F. Cichocki, M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Spacecraft-plasma-debris interaction in an ion beam shepherd mission", Acta Astronautica 146,216-227 (2018)  [DOI]
  5. J. Ramos, M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Three dimensional fluid-kinetic model of a magnetically guided plasma jet", Physics of Plasmas 25,061206 (2018)  [DOI]
  6. M. Merino, J. Mauriño & E. Ahedo, "Kinetic electron model for plasma thruster plumes", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27,035013 (2018)  [DOI]
  7. X. Chen & G. Sanchez-Arriaga, "Current-Voltage and Floating-Potential characteristics of cylindrical emissive probes from a full-kinetic model based on the orbital motion theory", Journal of Physics: Conference Series 958,012001 (2018)  [DOI]
  8. G. Giono, J. Gudmundsson, N. Ivchenko, S. Mazouffre, K. Dannenmayer, L. Popelier, D. Loubere, M. Merino & G. Olentsenko, "Non-Maxwellian Electron Energy Probability Functions in the plume of a SPT-100 Hall thruster", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 27,015006 (2018)  [DOI]
  9. G. Sanchez-Arriaga & X. Chen, "Modeling and performance of electrodynamic low-work-function tethers with photoemission effects", Journal of Propulsion and Power 34,213-220 (2018)  [DOI]

2017

  1. F. Cichocki, A. D. Vázquez, M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Hybrid 3D model for the interaction of plasma thruster plumes with nearby objects", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 26, 125008 (2017)  [DOI]
  2. F. Cichocki, M. Merino, E. Ahedo, M. Smirnova, A. Mingo & M. Dobkevicius, "Electric Propulsion Subsystem Optimization for “Ion Beam Shepherd” Missions", Journal of Propulsion and Power 33, 370-378 (2017)  [DOI]
  3. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Contactless steering of a plasma jet with a 3D magnetic nozzle", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 26, 095001 (2017)  [DOI]

2016

  1. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Effect of the plasma-induced magnetic field on a magnetic nozzle", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 25, 045012 (2016)  [DOI]
  2. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Fully magnetized plasma flow in a magnetic nozzle", Physics of Plasmas 23, 023506 (2016)  [DOI]
  3. A. Alpatov, F. Cichocki, A. Fokov, S. Khoroshylov, M. Merino & A. Zakrzhevskii, "Determination of the force transmitted by an ion thruster plasma plume to an orbital object", Acta Astronautica 119, 241-251 (2016)  [DOI]

2015

  1. D. Escobar & E. Ahedo, "Global stability analysis of azimuthal oscillations in Hall thrusters", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 43, 149-157 (2015)  [DOI]
  2. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Influence of Electron and Ion Thermodynamics on the Magnetic Nozzle Plasma Expansion", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 43, 244-251 (2015)  [DOI]
  3. M. Merino, F. Cichocki & E. Ahedo, "Collisionless Plasma thruster plume expansion model", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 24, 035006 (2015)  [DOI]
  4. M. M. Sánchez, J. Navarro-Cavallé & E. Ahedo, "Electron cooling and finite potential drop in a magnetized plasma expansion", Physics of Plasmas 22, 053501 (2015)  [DOI]

2014

  1. D. Escobar & E. Ahedo, "Low frequency azimuthal stability of the ionization region of the Hall thruster discharge. I. Local analysis", Physics of Plasmas 21, 043505 (2014)  [DOI]
  2. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Plasma detachment in a propulsive magnetic nozzle via ion demagnetization", Plasma Sources Science and Technology 23, 032001 (2014)  [DOI]

2013

  1. C. Bombardelli, H. Urrutxua, M. Merino, J. Peláez & E. Ahedo, "The ion beam shepherd: A new concept for asteroid deflection", Acta Astronautica 90, 98-102 (2013)  [DOI]
  2. E. Ahedo & J. Navarro-Cavallé, "Helicon thruster plasma modeling: Two-dimensional fluid-dynamics and propulsive performances", Physics of Plasmas 20, 043512 (2013)  [DOI]
  3. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Two-dimensional quasi-double-layers in two-electron-temperature, current-free plasmas", Physics of Plasmas 20, 023502 (2013)  [DOI]

2012

  1. E. Ahedo & J. J. Ramos, "Supersonic regime of the Hall-magnetohydrodynamics resistive tearing instability", Physics of Plasmas 19, 072519 (2012)  [DOI]
  2. E. Ahedo & M. Merino, "Two-dimensional plasma expansion in a magnetic nozzle: separation due to electron inertia", Physics of Plasmas 19, 083501 (2012)  [DOI]

2011

  1. E. Ahedo, "Double-layer formation and propulsive assessment for a three-species plasma expanding in a magnetic nozzle", Physics of Plasmas 18, 033510 (2011)  [DOI]
  2. E. Ahedo, "Magnetic confinement of a high-density cylindrical plasma", Physics of Plasmas 18, 103506 (2011)  [DOI]
  3. E. Ahedo & M. Merino, "On plasma detachment in propulsive magnetic nozzles", Physics of Plasmas 18, 053504 (2011)  [DOI]
  4. M. Merino & E. Ahedo, "Simulation of plasma flows in divergent magnetic nozzles", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 39, 2938-2939 (2011)  [DOI]
  5. M. M. Sánchez & E. Ahedo, "Magnetic mirror effects on a collisionless plasma in a convergent geometry", Physics of Plasmas 18, 033509 (2011)  [DOI]
  6. E. Ahedo, "Plasmas for space propulsion", Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 53, 124037 (2011)  [DOI]

2010

  1. E. Ahedo & M. Merino, "Two-dimensional supersonic plasma acceleration in a magnetic nozzle", Physics of Plasmas 17, 073501 (2010)  [DOI]
  2. E. Ahedo, R. Santos & F. Parra, "Fulfilment of the kinetic Bohm criterion in a quasineutral particle-in-cell model", Physics of Plasmas 17, 073507 (2010)  [DOI]
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