The Magnetic Particle Plume Solar Sail Concept ?

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Thu Dec 20 2001 - 14:03:17 MST

While I was searching for something else on NASA ADS, this abstract
(title only) appeared:

Title: The Magnetic Particle Plume Solar Sail Concept
Authors: Knuth, W. H.

Journal: Space Technology and Applications International Forum,
Proceedings of a conference held in January,
2000, Albuquerque, NM. Edited by Mohamed S. El-Genk.
New York: American Institute of Physics Press.
AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 504, 2000, p.1588

Publication Date: 00/2000
Origin: ADS
Bibliographic Code: 2000sta..conf.1588K

I was curious about what this was about, and with no abstract,
I google-searched a little on the title, but basically came up
empty. I saw some solar sail technologies listed here

but nothing that referred to "The Magnetic Particle Plume Solar Sail".
Does anyone know what this 'concept' is? I'm curious.


This nice web page for basic plasma physics might be useful for those
unfamiliar with plasma physics

Amara Graps, PhD | Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kernphysik
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