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Intense ion beams generated by FEEP thrusters
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- Title Intense ion beams generated by FEEP thrusters
- Released 07/07/2004 2:51 pm
- Copyright ESA
The patents relate to field-emission ion-source and electrode-configuration development, forming part of the Technology Research Programme. The inventions are for use in an ion-thruster for space propulsion.
The technology has been used in the manifacturing of an ion focusing column for use in surface analysis.