Jean-Pierre Boeuf

Jean-Pierre BoeufJean-Pierre Boeuf is senior scientist of the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) at the LAPLACE laboratory of the University of Toulouse, France. He graduated from Centrale-Supelec and obtained his PhD from the University of Paris-Saclay. At LAPLACE, he has led a group of researchers involved in modeling and experimental work on low temperature plasmas. His research interest is focused on the basic physics and modeling of low temperature plasmas in the context of various applications such as magnetized ion sources for satellite propulsion, negative ion source for the ITER neutral beam injection system, plasma actuators for flow control, microwave applications of plasmas, microdischarges and plasma display panels, plasma switches and circuit breakers. 

Key publications

  1.  J.-P. Boeuf, Tutorial: Physics and modeling of Hall thrusters, Journal of Applied Physics 121, 011101 (2017).

  2. I.D. Kaganovich, I. D., et al., Physics of E× B discharges relevant to plasma propulsion and similar technologies, Physics of Plasmas 27 120601 (2020).

  3. J.-P. Boeuf and M. Takahashi, Rotating spokes, ionization instability, and electron vortices in partially magnetized E× B plasmas, Physical review letters 124, 185005 (2020).

  4. J.-P. Boeuf, Rotating structures in low temperature magnetized plasmas—insight from particle simulations, Frontiers in Physics 2 74 (2014).

  5. J.-P. Boeuf and L. Garrigues, E× B electron drift instability in Hall thrusters: Particle-in-cell simulations vs. theory, Physics of Plasmas 25, 061204 (2018).

  6. L. Dubois, F. Gaboriau, L. Liard, D. Harribey, C. Hénaux, L. Garrigues, G. Hagelaar, S. Mazouffre, C. Boniface and J.-P. Boeuf, ID-HALL, a new double stage Hall thruster design. I. Principle and hybrid model of ID-HALL, Physics of Plasmas 25, 093503 (2018).

  7. J.-P. Boeuf et al., Physics of a magnetic filter for negative ion sources.  E× B drift through the filter in a real geometry,  Physics of Plasmas 19 113510 (2012).

  8. J.-P. Boeuf, Ionization waves (striations) in a low-current plasma column revisited with kinetic and fluid models, Physics of Plasmas 29 022105 (2022).