Currently there are no open positions, but interested students/postdocs are encouraged to contact us.
EP2 also participates in ST3LLAR, the joint Space Technology Research Laboratory of SENER Aeroespacial and UC3M.
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 International ExB Plasmas Workshop brings together researchers and experts from the plasma physics community to discuss the latest developments in plasma physics, plasma turbulence, and plasma anomalous transport. The last edition of the workshop took place online in February 16-18, 2022. The organizers of this edition of the workshop were the Equipo de Propulsión Espacial y Plasmas (EP2) research team at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
ExB Plasmas Workshop
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.