Our Scientific Papers

Peer-reviewed articles

L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, and T. Lafleur, “Secondary electron emission due to multi-species iodine ion bombardment of different target materials,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 129, no. 15, p. 153302, 2021. doi.org/10.1063/5.0048447

L. Habl, T. Lafleur, D. Rafalskyi and P. Chabert, “Plasma plume expansion with pulsed electron neutralization,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 2021. doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abf1d5

T. Lafleur, “Space-charge induced particle reflection between hybrid AC/DC biased electrodes,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 2021. doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/abfbed

T. Lafleur and N. Apffel. “Low-Earth-Orbit Constellation Phasing Using Miniaturized Low-Thrust Propulsion Systems.” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, p. 1-15, 2021. https://doi.org/10.2514/1.A34905

L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, and T. Lafleur, “Ion beam diagnostic for the assessment of miniaturized electric propulsion systems,” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 91, no. 9, p. 093501, 2020. doi.org/10.1063/5.0010589

T. Lafleur, “Space-charge limited current with a finite injection velocity revisited,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 29, no. 6, p. 065002, 2020. doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/ab9069

T. Lafleur and D. Rafalskyi, “Radio-frequency biasing of ion acceleration grids,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, vol. 27, no. 12, p. 125004, 2018. doi.org/10.1088/1361-6595/aaf2b8

D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland, “Coincident ion acceleration and electron extraction for space propulsion using the self-bias formed on a set of RF biased grids bounding a plasma source,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 47, no. 49, p. 495203, 2014. doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/47/49/495203

 

Conference articles

L. Habl, D. Rafalskyi, E. Z. Rossi, A. Aanesland, “Planar probe array for bidimensional mapping of the ion flux profile of a miniaturized ion thruster”, 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-777. Paper available here

T. Lafleur, D. Rafalskyi, A. Aanesland, “Radio-frequency biasing of ion thruster grids36th International  Electric  Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-145.   Paper available here

Javier Martinez Martínez, Dmytro Rafalskyi, Ane Aanesland, Xavier Laurand, Sara Vega Martinez, Gary Quinsac, “An Off-Axis Iodine Propulsion System for the Robusta-3A Mission”, Small Satellite Conference, Utah State University, 2020. Paper available here

J. Martínez Martínez, D. Rafalskyi, E. Zorzoli Rossi and A. Aanesland, "Development, Qualification and First Flight Data of the Iodine Based Cold Gas Thruster for CubeSats"  5th IAA Conference on University Satellite Missions and CubeSat Workshop, Rome, Italy, January 28- 31, 2020. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11931384.v1

J. Martínez Martínez, D. Rafalskyi and A. Aanesland, "Development and Testing of the NPT30-I2 Iodine Ion Thruster" . 36th  International  Electric  Propulsion Conference, University of Vienna, Austria, September 15-20, 2019, Paper IEPC-2019-811.  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.11931363.v1