Journal Publications

Hopping, E.P., Huang, W., Xu, K.G., “Small Hall Effect Thruster with 3D Printed Discharge Channel: Design and Thrust Measurements,” Aerospace, 8, 27, 2021. [10.3390/aerospace8080227]

Gott, R.P., Thompson, M.E., Staton, B.C., Williams, B.M., Xu, K.G., “Analysis of Time-Resolved Plasma Jet Emissions that Drive Methylene Blue Dye Decomposition,” IEEE Transactions of Plasma Science, Vol 49, No 7, 2021. [10.1109/TPS.2021.3089852]

Gott, R.P., Miller, S.D., Hodges, J.C., Xu, K.G., “Plasma-Based Water Purification for Crewed Space Missions: Laboratory Experimental Comparisons for On-Board Applicability,” Advances in Space Research, 68, p1591-1699. [10.1016/j.asr.2021.04.011]

Walsten, A.T., Xu, K.G., Sanderson, C., Ballmann, C., Matyas, D., “Discharge Dynamics of a Nanosecond Pulsed Helium/Argon Nanosecond Atmospheric Pressure Glow Discharge,” Physics of Plasmas, 28, 053503, 2021. [10.1063/5.0042995]

Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Time-Resolved Imaging and Spectroscopy of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Bullet Propagation and RONS Production,” Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol 53, No 31, 2020.

Dextre, R.A., Yamauchi, Y., Polzin, K., Xu, K.G., “Concentric Split-Ring Resonator Microwave Microplasma Generation at Off-Resonant Frequencies” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 2020.

Sanderson, C.R., Ballmann, C.W., Han, J., Clark, A.B., Hokr, B.H., Xu, K.G., and Heaven, M.C., "Demonstration of a quasi-CW diode-pumped metastable xenon laser," Optics Express 27, 36011-36021 (2019).

Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “OH production and jet length of an atmospheric pressure plasma jet for soft and biomaterial treatment,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol.47, No. 11, 2019.

Volkov, A.G., Hariston, J.S., Patel, D., Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Cold Plasma Poration and Corrugation of Pumpkin Seed Coats,” Bioelectrochemistry, Vol. 128, p 175-185, 2019.

Volkov, A.G., Xu, K.G., Kolobov, V.I., “Plasma generated reactive oxygen and nitrogen species can lead to closure, locking and constriction of the Dionaea muscipula Ellis trap,” Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 16: 20180713, 2018.

Tucker, B. S., Baker, P. A., Xu, K. G., Vohra, Y., Thomas, V., "Atmospheric Pressure Jet Plasma: A Facile Method to Modify the Intimal Surface of Polymeric Tubular Conduits," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, Vol. 36, No. 04F404, 2018.

Doyle, S. J., Salvador, P. R., Xu, K.G., “Flame exposure time on Langmuir probe degradation, ion density, and thermionic emission for flame temperature,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 113503, 2017.

Doyle, S. J., Salvador, P. R., Xu, K. G., “Microplasma jet cleaning of Langmuir probes for methane-air premixed flame diagnostics,” Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 35, 061309, 2017. 

Volkov, A. G., Xu, K. G., Kolobov, V. I., "Cold Plasma Interactions with Plants: Morphing and movements of Venus flytrap and Mimosa pudica induced by Argon Plasma Jet," Bioelectrochemistry, Vol. 118, 2017.

Salvador, P. R., Xu, K. G., "DC Forcing of an Atmospheric Multi-Burner Flame with A cylindrical Electrode for Rocket Combustor Emulation," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 2017. (Published online, awaiting vol/issue)

Henderson, B. R., Xu, K. G., “Electric Field Damping of Rijke Tube Combustion Instabilities,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2017. (Published online, awaiting vol/issue).

Salvador, P. R., Xu, K. G., “Electric Field Modified Bunsen Flame with Variable Anode Placement,” Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 2017. (Published online, awaiting vol/issue)

Doyle, S.J., Xu, K.G., "Use of Thermocouples and Argon Line Broadening for Gas Temperature Measurement in a Radio Frequency Atmospheric Microplasma Jet," Review of Scientific Instruments, 88, 023114, 2017.

Dextre, R.A., Xu, K.G., "Effect of the Split-Ring Resonator Width on the Microwave Microplasma Properties," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 45, NO. 2, 2017.

Xu, K.G., Doyle, S.J, "Measurement of Atmospheric Pressure Microplasma Jet with Langmuir Probes," Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology A, 34, 051301, 2016.

Jacbos, S.V., Xu, K.G., "Examination of Ionic Wind and Cathode Sheath Effects in a E-field Premixed Flame with Ion Density Measurements," Physics of Plasmas, 23, 043504, 2016.

Langendorf, S., Xu, K.G., Walker, M.L.R., "Effects of Wall Electrodes on Hall Effect Thruster Plasma," Physics of Plasmas, 22, 023505, 2015.

Xu, K. G., “Plasma Sheath Behavior and Ionic Wind Effect in Electric Field Modified Flames,” Combustion and Flame, 161, 2014. 

Xu, K. G., Walker, M. L. R., “Effect of External Cathode Azimuthal Position on Hall Effect Thruster Plume and Diagnostics,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol.30, No. 2, 2014.

Xu, K. G, Dao, H., Walker, M. L. R., “Potential Contour Shaping and Sheath Behavior with Wall Electrodes and Near-Wall Magnetic Fields in Hall Thrusters,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 19, No. 10, 2012. 

Xu, K. G, Walker, M. L. R., “2012Plume Characterization of an Ion Focusing Hall Thruster.” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2012. 

Xu, K. G, Walker, M. L. R., “Technique to Collimate Ions in a Hall Effect Thruster Discharge Chamber,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, No. 3, 2011. 

Xu, K. G, and Walker, M.L.R., “High-Power, Null-Type, Inverted Pendulum Thrust Stand,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 2009. 

 

Conferences 

Unruh, E.C., Venters, J.P., Hemming, M.R., Lineberry, D.M., Xu, K.G., and Frederick, R.A., "Experimental Study of a Racetrack-Type Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine with liquid-fuel shear-coaxial injectors," 68th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, Virtual. 2021.

Unruh, E.C., Venters, J.P., Hemming, M.R., Lineberry, D.M., Xu, K.G., and Frederick, R.A., "Experimental Study of a Racetrack-Type Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine with Shear-Coaxial Injectors Run on Gaseous Methane and Oxygen," AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum, Virtual. 2021.

White, Z, Murata, N., Xu, K.G., "Magnetic Deflection of a Low-Temperature Plasma Jet for a Magnetic Nozzle for Pulsed Fission-Fusion Engine," AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum, Virtual. 2021.

Nagarajan, N., and Xu, K.G., "Effect of the width and number of rings of concentric split ring resonator on plasma generation for miniature ion thruster," AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2021 Forum, Virtual. 2021.

Unruh, E. C., Spaulding, M., Lineberry, D. M., Xu, K. G., & Frederick, R. A. “Development of an Optically Accessible Racetrack-Type Rotating Detonation Rocket Engine.” AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum, Virtual, 2020.

Bentz, B.Z., White, Z.K., Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., Barnat, E.V., “Estimating electron density, electron temperature, and signal-to-noise ratio from laser-collision induced fluorescence data by treating the measurement as a stochastic process,” 73rd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Virtual Online, 2020.

Kolobov, V., Arslanbekov, R., Tahiyat, M., Farouk, T., Xu, K.G., “Computational and experimental studies of plasma stratification in noble gases and nitrogen,” 73rd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Virtual Online, 2020.

Laya, N., Walsten, A., Xu, K.G., “Three-dimensional measurement of electron temperature and density in a split ring resonator microplasma using Langmuir probes,” 73rd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Virtual Online, 2020.

Brick, D., Xu, K.G., “Atmospheric pressure plasma jet modeling with smoothed particle hydrodynamics,” 73rd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, Virtual Online, 2020.

Walsten, A.T., Xu, K.G., Sanderson, C., Ballmann, C., Matyas, D., “Temporal imaging and measurement of a high pressure He/Ar microplasma for DPRGL,” 72nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, College Station, TX, 2019.

White, Z., Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Spatial diagnostic techniques of striations in a DC glow discharge,” 72nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, College Station, TX, 2019.

Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Synchronized imaging and spectroscopy of atmospheric pressure plasma bullets for soft and biomaterial applications,” 72nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, College Station, TX, 2019.

Thompson, M., Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Efficiency of methylene blue in water purification using atmospheric plasma jet under varying conditions,” 72nd Annual Gaseous Electronics Conference, College Station, TX, 2019.

Karri, H., Hazeli, K., Xu, K.G., “Lessons learn in year one: What the undergraduate transfer student experience looks like in a NSF-supported mechanical and aerospace engineering program,” ACHIEVE Conference 2019, Birmingham, AL, 2019.

Walsten, A.T., Latham, N., Xu, K.G., Sanderson, C. and Matyas, D.J., 2019. "Imaging and Measurement of High Pressure He/Ar Microplasma for DPRGL," AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum, San Diego, CA, 2019.

Gott, R.P., Xu, K.G., “Optical measurements of OH in an atmospheric plasma jet for plasma-based water purification,” 71st Annual Gaseous Electrons Conference, Portland, OR, 2018.

Latham, N., Xu, K.G., “Optical analysis of high pressure microplasma glow and arc discharges,” 71st Annual Gaseous Electrons Conference, Portland, OR, 2018.

Volkov, A., Xu, K.G., Kolobov, V.I., “Venus flytrap as a sensor of plasma-produced RONS,” 71st Annual Gaseous Electrons Conference, Portland, OR, 2018.

Thomas, V., Tucker, B., Xu, K., Becker, P., Vohra, Y., “Atmospheric pressure plasma based modification of soft biomaterials and interfaces,” 2019 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, 2019.

Ryota, N., and Xu, K. G., "Development of a Metronome Thrust Stand for Miniature Electric Propulsion." 54th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnatti, OH, 2018. 

Toyofumi, Y., and Xu, K G., “A Miniature Gridded Ion Thruster using Split Ring Resonator Microplasma." 54th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnatti, OH, 2018. 

Latham, N., Mann, N., Xu, K. G., Sanderson, C., Hokr, B., "Corona-Glow-Arc Transitions in High Pressure He/Ar Microplasma for Diode Pumped Rare  Gas Lasers," AIAA Scitech 2018 Forum, Kissimmee, FL, 2018.

Hopping, E., Xu, K. G., “Design and testing of a Hall effect thruster with 3D printed channel and propellant distributor,” 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Gott, R., Xu, K. G., “Development of a microplasma-based heaterless, insertless cathode” 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Dextre, R. A., Xu, K. G., “Understanding concentric split ring resonators and its microwave microplasma properties,” 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017.

Salvador, P. R., Xu, K. G., “Effect of DC Electric Fields on The combustion of a Simplified Multi-Element Injector,” AIAA Scitech 2017 Forum, Grapevine, TX, 2017.

Doyle, S. J., Xu, K. G., “Nanoparticle Synthesis via a High Voltage Pulsed DC Atmospheric-Pressure Microplasma Jet,” AVS 63rd International Symposium & Exhibition, Nashville, TN, 2016.

Dextre, R. A., Searcy, B. R., Xu, K. G., “Confined versus Unconfined Analysis of Split Ring Resonator Microplasma Source in a Microwave Electrothermal Thruster,” AIAA SciTech 2016 Forum, San Diego, CA, 2016. AIAA-2016-1945.

Dextre, R. A., Xu, K. G., “Status of Development and Measurement of a Microwave Microplasma Source for Micropropulsion,” 51st AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Orlando, FL, 2015. AIAA-2015-3724.

Blair, L. M., Xu, K. G.,“Langmuir Probe Diagnostics of an Atmospheric-Pressure Microplasma,” AIAA Aviation 2015 Forum, Dallas, TX, 2015. AIAA-2015-2805

Jacobs, S. V., Xu, K. G., “Electron Temperature in a Methane-Air Flame under a DC Electric Field,” AIAA Aviation 2015 Forum, Dallas, TX, 2015. AIAA-2015-2657

Jacbos, S.V., Xu, K.G., "Measurement of Plasma Activity and Combustion Radical Production in a 1D Premixed Methane-Air Flame," 50th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Cleveland, OH, 2014. AIAA-2014-3982.

Xu, K.G., Williams, L.T., "A Simple Model for Atmospheric Microplasma Sheath," 41st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, Washington, DC, 2014. ICOPS 5C-1

Xu, K.G, “Micro-Propulsion Concepts Utilizing Microplasma Generators,” 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference, Washington, DC, 2013. IEPC-2013-084

Kolasinski, K. M., Harlow, W., Xu, K. G., “Optimum Antenna Design for Microplasma Generation,” 2013 IEEE Pulsed Power & Plasma Science Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2013. 

Xu, K.G., Dao, H., Walker, M.L.R., “Potential Contours in Ion Focusing Hall Thruster,” 48th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2012. AIAA-2012-3790

Xu, K.G., Walker, M.L.R., “2011Plume Characterization of an Ion Focusing Hall Thruster,” 47th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, CA, 2011. AIAA-2011-5588

Xu, K.G., Walker, M.L.R., “Technique to Collimate Ions in a Hall Effect Thruster Discharge Chamber,” 57th JANNAF Propulsion Meeting, Colorado Spring, CO, 2010. 

Zhang, Q., Noble, R., Meyers, A., Xu, K., Lieuwen, T., “Characterization of Fuel Composition Effects in H2/CO/CH4 mixtures Upon Lean Blowout,” ASME/IGTI Turbo Expo, Reno, NV, 2005.

 

Dissertations and Theses

Ryan Gott, "Analysis of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Generated Oxidative Species for Water Purification,” Ph.D. Dissertation, 2020.

Roberto Dextre, "Plasma Characterization of a Single and Double Split Ring Resonator for Micropropulsion," Ph.D. Dissertation, 2018.

William Bickett, "Aerodynamic Effects of Integrated Lifting Surfaces on Very Low Earth Orbit Small Satellites," M.S. Thesis, 2019.

Ryan Gott, “The Development and Analysis of a Heaterless, Insertless, Microplasma-Based Hollow Cathode,” M.S. Thesis, 2018.

Ethan Hopping, "Design and Testing of a Hall Effect Thruster with Additively Manufactured Components,” M.S. Thesis, 2017.

Steven Doyle, "A Study of Optical and Physical Probe Diagnostic Techniques for Atmospheric-Pressure Plasmas," M.S. Thesis, 2016.

Paulo Salvador, "A Study of Electric Field Modified Flames with Variable Burner and Anode Placement For Rocket Combustor Emulation," M.S. Thesis, 2016.

Stewart Jacobs, "A Study of Ion and Electron Response to DC Electric Fields in a Premixed Methane-Air Flame," M.S. Thesis, 2015.