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Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics

Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics

Chair: Mitsuru Kikuchi
Chief Editor: T.S. Hahm; R. Boswell; Y.-K. Pu; K. Mima; Y. Lin; K. Shibata

ISSN: 2367-3192 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41614

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Topical Collection: Recent Progress in Physics of Plasma-Based Space Propulsion  

Recent Progress in Physics of Plasma-Based Space Propulsion
Reviews of Modern Plasma Physics will publish a topical collection on Physics of Plasma-Based Space Propulsion. This Topical Collection will outline recent progress in understanding, characterization, optimization, and modelling of plasma behaviour in space propulsion systems of various types.
1. Physics of Hall-type thrusters;
2. Fusion-based space thrusters;
3. Helicon-type space thrusters and magnetic plasma nozzles;
4. Thrusters with rotating plasma;
5. Behaviour of materials exposed to plasmas in thrusters;
6. Arc plasma thrusters;
7. Plasma cathodes;
8. Modelling and simulation of plasma behaviour in space thrusters;
9. Other related topics.
The guest editors are Prof. Igor Levchenko and Prof. Kateryna Bazaka. Currently around 10 articles are planned. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a standard rigorous peer-review process in accordance with the highest Springer standards.
We are expecting submission by December 31, 2018

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    This international review journal is led by the Division of Plasma Physics of the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies. It aims to be a flagship in the field of plasma physics and its application, and to publish cutting-edge reviews and tutorials of modern plasma physics. In particular, selected reviews by leading researchers and seminal reviews by S. Chandrasekhar Prize laureates are published. The journal covers all fields of plasma physics including fundamental and applied physics relevant to natural and laboratory plasmas. Chief among these are:

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    • Geophysics
    • Laser science
    • Applied physics

    Review articles in the journal are characterized not only by their excellent quality, but also their high readability. Therefore the published articles serve as authoritative materials for graduate students and young researchers less familiar with the fields covered.

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