Previous works on low work function tethers

[1] Williams, J. D., Sanmartín, J., and Rand, L., Low Work-Function Coating for an Entirely Propellantless Bare Electrodynamic Tether, IEEE Trans. Plasma Science 40, 5, 1441-1445, 2012. PDF

[2] Chen, X., and Sanmartín, J., Low work-function thermionic emission and orbital-motion-limited ion collection at bare-tether cathodic contact, Physics of Plasmas 22, 2015. PDF

[3] Sánchez-Arriaga, G., Chen, X., Lorenzini, E. C., Optimal Design and Deorbiting Performance of Thermionic Tethers in Geostationary Transfer Orbits, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2016. PDF

[4] Sanmartin, J., Chen, X., Sánchez-Arriaga, G., Analysis of Thermionic Bare Tether Operation Regimes in Passive Mode, Physics of Plasmas 24, 013515, 2017. PDF

[5] Chen, X. nd Sánchez-Arriaga, Orbital Motion Theory and Operational Regimes for Cylindrical Emissive Probes, Physics of Plasmas 24, 023504, 2017. PDF

[6]Sánchez-Arriaga, G., and Chen, X., Modelling and perspectives of Low Work function electrodynamic tethers to deorbit space debris, 7th European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, 2017. PDF  

[7] Sánchez-Arriaga, G. and Chen, X., Modeling and Performance of Electrodynamic Low-Work-Function Tethers with Photoemission Effects, Journal of Propulsion and Power 34, 1, 2018. PDF