Publications

Journal Publications 

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, 2017. (Accepted)

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. 

 

Conference Presentations and Posters

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

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.