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Ion acceleration in a radio frequency driven ferroelectric plasma source

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1 Author(s)
Kovaleski, S.D. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA

Ion emission from ferroelectric plasma sources driven by radio frequency (RF) applied voltage is studied. An experimental investigation of particle emission from lead zirconate titanate ferroelectric ceramics driven by bursts of seven cycles of RF voltage at 248 kHz has revealed significant ion current emission. Measured electron to ion peak current ratios ranged from 11 to 19, which is much lower than the expected thermal current ratio. These results indicate that the ions are being preferentially accelerated. An analysis of the ponderomotive force on the ions and electrons reveals that it may be responsible for acceleration of the ions. The ferroelectric plasma is examined as a possible micropropulsion thruster. Performance estimates based on the ponderomotive acceleration calculations predict specific impulse of 2000-3000 s, thrust of 0.1-1 mN, and specific power of 15 W/mN. These estimates are compared to existing micropropulsion concepts, revealing the attractiveness of ferroelectric plasma sources.

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Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:33 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

April 2005

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