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Vacuum current emission and initiation in an LaB6 hollow cathode

Vacuum current emission and initiation in an LaB6 hollow cathode
Vacuum current emission and initiation in an LaB6 hollow cathode
This paper presents the first investigation of pre-ignition currents and the ignition process in an LaB6 hollow cathode running on krypton propellant. Vacuum and pre-ignition currents are found to be consistent with space charge limited behaviour. A novel, low power ignition strategy with the potential to reduce insert and orifice erosion is also shown.
LaB6, krypton, pre-ignition current, hollow cathode.
Praeger, Matthew
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Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander
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Gabriel, Stephen
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Praeger, Matthew
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Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander
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Gabriel, Stephen
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Praeger, Matthew, Daykin-Iliopoulos, Alexander and Gabriel, Stephen (2018) Vacuum current emission and initiation in an LaB6 hollow cathode. Space Propulsion 2018, Spain. 13 - 18 May 2018. 17 pp .

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Abstract

This paper presents the first investigation of pre-ignition currents and the ignition process in an LaB6 hollow cathode running on krypton propellant. Vacuum and pre-ignition currents are found to be consistent with space charge limited behaviour. A novel, low power ignition strategy with the potential to reduce insert and orifice erosion is also shown.

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Accepted/In Press date: 2018
Published date: 17 May 2018
Venue - Dates: Space Propulsion 2018, Spain, 2018-05-13 - 2018-05-18
Keywords: LaB6, krypton, pre-ignition current, hollow cathode.

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Local EPrints ID: 421291
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/421291
PURE UUID: 1f7698f9-18e7-44e8-be76-f2236294bd62
ORCID for Matthew Praeger: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5814-6155

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Date deposited: 31 May 2018 16:30
Last modified: 13 Aug 2020 01:38

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