HALL EFFECT THRUSTERS Hall Thrusters generate thrust by creating and accelerating ionized gas via magnetic and electrostatic fields. Busek has been a leader in Hall Thruster R&D, culminating in the flight of the first US-based Hall Thruster on TacSat-2 and recent launch of FalconSat-5.  Busek has developed numerous Hall Thrusters, each of which are capable of a range of power and thrust levels. Busek produces a range of Hall Thruster power levels from 200 to 20,000W, a few of which are shown below.  Please see data sheets for a full range of low power and high power Hall Effect Thrusters
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Multiple Configurations Busek has studied various Hall  Thruster configurations including  (from L:R) circular, clustered,  racetrack and nested. 
Multiple Propellants Busek has used hall effect thrusters  to create plasmas composed of  various elements / propellants  (shown at right).  These plasma  sources are used in studies of  general plasma properties as well  as space applications, such as in-  situ research utilization for  interplanetary missions.
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Iodine
Krypton
Bismuth
Zinc
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