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Xenon Plasma Accelerator

Jerry Ross (fac)
A picture of a Hall-effect thruster (plasma accelerator) plume. The Hall thruster, is an electric propulsion technology that uses magnetic and electric fields to ionize and accelerate propellant. In this image the plasma accelerator is operating on xenon propellant.