Numéro
J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 47, Numéro C7, Novembre 1986
33rd International Field Emission Symposium / 33ème Symposium International d'Emission de Champ
Page(s) C7-399 - C7-404
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1986767
33rd International Field Emission Symposium / 33ème Symposium International d'Emission de Champ

J. Phys. Colloques 47 (1986) C7-399-C7-404

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:1986767

FIELD EMISSION ELECTRIC PROPULSION : EMISSION CHARACTERISTIC OF SLIT EMITTERS

J. MITTERAUER

Institut für allgemeine Elektrotechnik und Elektronik, Technische Universität Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27-29, A-1040 Wien, Austria


Abstract
Field emission electric propulsion is the technological application of the principle of liquid metal ion sources as thrusters in electric space propulsion. Research work sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA) on the emission performance of a slit type field ion thruster is reported and discussed.