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Influence of propellant choice on MPD arcjet cathode surface current density distribution

Sheshadri, TS (1989) Influence of propellant choice on MPD arcjet cathode surface current density distribution. In: Physics Letters A, 141 (3-4). pp. 169-171.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0375-9601(89)90782-2

Abstract

The radial current density on an MPD arcjet cathode surface is theoretically investigated for five propellants. It is found that excessive current concentration at the upstream end of the cathode occurs in the case of hydrogen. This undesirable effect is traced to the higher electrical conductivity of hydrogen plasma.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 09:13
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/30420

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