Laboratoire de Physique des plasmas, CNRS - Ecole Polytechnique
Plasma physics, Electric propulsion, diagnostic, ion acceleration
Ane Aanesland is a permanent researcher at the CNRS. She obtained her PhD from the University of Tromsø, Norway, in 2004, and spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the Australian National University before she came to the LPP in 2006. She has published 34 papers in international peer reviewed journals and has more than 60 conference contributions at international conferences where 17 are invited lectures. She also holds 3 patents.
A. Aanesland is currently in charge of the PEGASES project to develop a new gridded ion thruster. This is one of the pillar projects in the group Plasma Froid, involving 9 people at LPP and 15 people world wide (so far). The activity spans wide and involves fundamental research into electronegative plasmas, both by experiments, analytical models and numerical simulations and technical development of prototypes and experimental tools.