汤海滨   Haibin Tang

School of Astronautics, Beihang University

37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District

Beijing China, 100191

Office: The Shahe Main Building D-1004



Positions Held and Employment:

Beihang University   November 2001– present

Professor, School of Space and Environment (September 2017 – present)

Professor, School of Astronautics (September 2011 – September 2017)

Associate Professor, School of Astronautics (June 2004 – August 2011)

Lectuer, School of Astronautics (November 2003 – June 2004)

Post Doctor, School of Aeronautical Science and Engineering (November 2001 – November 2002)

Engineer, 41 Institute (July 1991 – September 1996)

Scientific Research Projects:

The National Natural Science Foundation

       1.Ion beam extraction instantaneous process study in an Ion thruster discharge chamber

       2.Inflating and restricting mechanism and validation of magnetic flux conservation on the plasma    sail propulsion

       3.Study of applied magnetic fields on channel plasma acceleration mechanisms in MPD thrusters     with PIC method

Projects of the National High Technology Research and Development Program

The State Key Lab Foundations and CNSA

Pre-research Projects

Research Interests:

Advanced Propulsion and Space Systems

Electric propulsion; micro-propulsion; plasma sails; spacecraft-environmental interactions; spacecraft reliability engineering

Numerical modeling and Experimental measurement

Conducting research work include: PIC and MHD simulations of plasmas in MPD thruster, Ion thruster, Colloid thruster, Arcjet, plasma sail and experimental studies on the features and mechanisms of various electric thrusters.

Plasma, Fluid, and Space Physics

Plasma micro-instabilities related to magnetosphere and solar wind; interaction between the electric field and particles.


Recent Publications


  1. Thomas M. York, Haibin Tang, Introduction to Plasmas and Plasma Dynamics, With Reviews of Applications in Space Propulsion, Magnetic Fusion and Space Physics, 2015, Published by Elsevier Inc

Refereed Journal Articles

1) In English

  1. Zhe Zhang, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, Shuting Xu, William Ling, Jinbin Cao, Inter-electrode discharge of an ablative pulsed plasma thruster with asymmetric electrodes, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, (2019) Accepted, IF=3.939
  2. Alena Kitaeva, Haibin Tang, Baojun Wang, Tommaso Andreussi, Theoretical and experimental investigation of low-power AF-MPDT performance in the high mass flow rate low discharge current regime, Vacuum, 159 (2019), 324–334, IF=2.067
  3. Shuai Cao, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, Zhe Zhang, Yibai Wang, Jinbin Cao, Numerical simulation of plasma power deposition on hollow cathode walls using particle-in-cell and Monte Carlo collision method, Physics of Plasmas, 103512 (2018), IF=1.941
  4. Zhe Zhang, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, William Yeong Liang Ling, Thomas M York and Jinbin Cao, Direct investigation of near-surface plasma acceleration in a pulsed plasma thruster using a segmented anode, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51 (2018) 395201, IF=2.373
  5. Zhang Zun, Tang Haibin, Kong Mengdi, Temporal Evolution and Spatial Distribution of the Plume Plasma from an MPD Arc Generator, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46(8) 2018, 2901-2908, IF=1.253
  6. Zhe Zhang, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, Jinbin Cao, Shuai Cao, Zhiyuan Chen, William Yeong Liang Ling, Rikang Zhao, The facility effects of a Hall effect thruster’s relative exhaust direction in ground tests, Vacuum, 155(2018), 199-209, IF=2.067
  7. B Wang, W Yang, H Tang, Z Li, A Kitaeva, Z Chen, J Cao, G Herdrich and K Zhang, Target thrust measurement for applied-field magnetoplasmadynamic thruster, Measurement Science and Technology, 29 (2018) 075302, IF=1.685
  8. Zhe Zhang, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, William Yeong Liang Ling and Thomas M York, An ablative pulsed plasma thruster with a segmented anode, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 27 (2018) 015004, IF=3.939
  9. Zefeng Li, Haibin Tang, Yibai Wang, Baojun Wang, Xin Lu, and Zhe Zhang, Increasing the effective voltage in applied-field MPD thrusters, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51 (2018) 085201, IF=2.373
  10. Yiwei Jiang, Haibin Tang, Junxue Ren, Min Li and Jinbin Cao, Magnetic mirror effect in a cylindrical Hall thruster, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 51 (2018) 035201, IF=2.373
  11. Baojun Wang, Haibin Tang, Yibai Wang, Chao Lu, Cheng Zhou, Yangyang Dong, Ge Wang, Yuntian Cong, Daniel Luu, Jinbin Cao, A 100 KW Class Applied-field Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster, JOVE-Journal of Visualized Experiments, November 2018, e58510, IF=1.184
  12. Ling WYL, Zhang Z, Tang HB, Liu XY, Wang NF, In-plume acceleration of leading-edge ions from a pulsed plasma thruster, Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 27(10), 2018, IF=3.939
  13. Zhe Zhang, Haibin Tang, Zun Zhang, Joseph Wang, and Shuai Cao, A retarding potential analyzer design for keV-level ion thruster beams, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(12), 123510 (2016), IF=1.428
  14. Zun Zhang, Haibin Tang, Junxue Ren, Zhe Zhang and Joseph Wang, Calibrating Ion Density Profile Measurements in Ion Thruster Beam Plasma, Review of Scientific Instruments, 87(11), 113502 (2016), IF=1.428
  15. Yang WJ, Zhang T, Fu ZY, Tang HB, Liu Y, Effect of Premagnetization on Self-Stable Force Characteristics in a Space Superconducting Interface Structure, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 26(4), 2016, 3602204, IF=1.288
  16. Lei Yang, Guangshang Zeng, Haibin Tang, Yuping Huang, and Xiangyang Liu, Numerical studies of wall–plasma interactions and ionization phenomena in an ablative pulsed plasma thruster, Physics of Plasmas, 23, 073518 (2016), IF=1.941
  17. Zun Zhang, Haibin Tang, Mengdi Kong, Zhe Zhang, and Junxue Ren, Electron temperature measurement in Maxwellian non-isothermal beam plasma of an ion thruster, Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(2), 023506 (2015), IF=1.428
  18. Min Li, Hui Liu, Zhongxi Ning, Junxue Ren, Haibin Tang, Daren Yu, Evgenii V. Demidov, Stepan I. Eliseev, Anatoly A. Kudryavtsev, 2-D Extended Fluid Model of Applied-Field Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster With Solid and Hollow Cathodes, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 43(12) 2015, 4034-4042, IF=1.253
  19. Yang WJ, Fu ZY, Yu L, Ye M, Tang HB, Liu Y, Simulation of Pulse Field Magnetization of a Bulk Superconductor and Its Interaction With an Electromagnet, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(3), 2015, 6801404, IF=1.288
  20. Yang WJ, Ye M, Xu J, Zhang T, Tang HB, Liu Y, Dynamic Force Characteristics in a Superconducting Interface Module, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 25(3), 2015, 3700704, IF=1.288
  21. Hai-Bin Tang, Xin-Ai Zhang, Yu Liu, Hai-Xing Wang, Yi-Bai Wang, Numerical and Experimental Study of a 1‐kW Hydrazine Engineering Design Model Arcjet Thruster, Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 27(1),2014, 16-25, IF=1.296
  22. Jiao Cheng, Hai-Bin Tang, and Thomas M. York, Energy conversion and transfer for plasmas in a magnetic expansion configuration, Physics of Plasmas, 21(6),063501 (2014), IF=1.941
  23. Min Li, Hai-Bin Tang, Jun-Xue Ren, and Thomas M. York, Modeling of plasma processes in the slowly diverging magnetic fields at the exit of an applied-field magnetoplasmadynamic thruster, Physics of Plasmas 20, 103502 (2013), IF=1.941
  24. REN Junxue, LI Juan, XIE Kan, TIAN Huabing, QIU Qian, TANG Haibin, Three Dimensional Simulation of Ion Thruster Plume-Spacecraft Interaction Based on a Graphic Processor Unit, Plasma Science & Technology, 15(7), 2013, 702-709, IF=1.07
  25. AnliangWang, Hongwei Wu, Haibin Tang, Yu Liu, Xing Liang, Development and testing of a new thrust stand for micro-thrust measurement in vacuum conditions, Vacuum, 91(2013) 35-40, IF=2.067
  26. Hai-Bin Tang, Jiao Cheng, Chang Liu, and Thomas M. York, Study of applied magnetic field magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters with particle-in-cell and Monte Carlo collision. II. Investigation of acceleration mechanisms, Physics of Plasmas 19, 073108 (2012), IF=1.941
  27. Hai-Bin Tang, Jiao Cheng, Chang Liu, and Thomas M. York, Study of applied magnetic field magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters with particle-in-cell code with Monte Carlo collision. I. Computation methods and physical processes, Physics of Plasmas 19, 073107 (2012), IF=1.941
  28. Chang Liu, Zuo Gu, Kan Xie, Yunkui Sun, and Haibin Tang, Influence of the Magnetic Field Topology on Hall Thruster Discharge Channel Wall Erosion, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 22(3), (2012) 4904105, IF=1.288
  29. Hai-Bin Tang , Chao-Jin Qin, Yu Liu, Characterization of the colloid thruster beams and plumes, Journal of Aerosol Science, 42(2011) 114-126, IF=2.281
  30. Tang H, Shi C, Zhang X, Zhang Z, Cheng J, Pulsed thrust measurements using electromagnetic calibration techniques, Review of Scientific Instruments, 82, 035118 (2011), IF=1.428
  31. Tang HB, Zhang XA, Liu Y, Wang HX, Shi CB, Cai, B, Experimental Study of Startup Characteristics and Performance of a Low-Power Arcjet, Journal of Propulsion and Power, 27(1), 2011, 218-226, IF=1.362
  32. Hai-bin Tang, Xin-ai Zhang, Yu Liu, Hai-xing Wang, Yan Shen, Performance and preliminary life test of a low power hydrazine engineering design model arcjet, Aerospace Science and Technology, 15(7), 2011, 577–588, IF=2.228

2) In Chinese

  1. Yao Lu, Yang Wenjiang, Wang baojun, Tang Haibin, Analysis of external magnetic field of MPDT superconducting Magnetic Nozzle, Chinese Space Science and Technology, 38(5) 30-37, 2018 (in Chinese)
  2. Haibin Tang, Yibai Wang, Yanming Wei, Review and Understanding on Magnetoplasmadynamic Thrusters Technology, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 39(11) 2401-2414, 2018 (in Chinese)
  3. LU Xin, WANG Xuan, TANG Hai-bin, ZHANG Zhe, KANG Xiao-lu, Beam Characteristics of HET-80 Hall Thruster with 700Watts, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 39(6) 1426-1433, 2018 (in Chinese)
  4. Yao Lu, Yang Wenjiang, Zhang Tao, Wang baojun, Tang Haibin, Electromagnetic Properties analysis on Superconducting Magnet Coil for Magnetoplasmadymamic Thruster, Chinese Space Science and Technology, 37(5) 1-8, 2017 (in Chinese)
  5. Li Zefeng, Tang Haibin, Wang Baojun, Yang Wenjiang, Wen Pengfei, Study on the Influence of Cathode and Anode Propellant Mass Flow Rates on Applied-Field Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster Performance, Chinese Space Science and Technology, 37(5) 9-16, 2017 (in Chinese)
  6. Zhang Tao, Yang Wenjiang, Li Xiaodong, Liu Chengming, Tang Haibin, Liu Yu, Application and Technical Problems of Superconducting Magnet Technology in Aerospace Propulsion, Chinese Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 38(6) 1-8, 2016, (in Chinese)
  7. YANG Lei, LIU Xiang-yang, TANG Hai-bin, HUANG Yu-ping, WANG Ning-fei, Numerical Analysis on Ionization Characteristics in Pulsed Plasma Thruster Discharge, Journal of Solid Rocket Technology, 39(2) 194-200, 2016, (in Chinese)
  8. YANG Lei, HUANG Yuping, TANG Haibin, Macro-performance of Water-fed Pulsed Plasma Thruster, High Voltage Engineering, 42(3) 790-796, 2016, (in Chinese)
  9. Cao Shuai, Tang Haibin, Zhang Zun, Zhang Zhe, Space Potential Diagnostic Study of Ion Threster’s Plume, Chinese Space Science and Technology, 36(1) 103-112, 2016 (in Chinese)
  10. Wang Yuwei, Ren Junxue, Ji Linju, Tang Haibin, Effects of Discharge Voltage and Screen Grid Voltage on Performance of Ion Thruster, Chinese Space Science and Technology, 36(1) 77-84, 2016 (in Chinese)
  11. ZHANG Xiao-guang, REN Jun-xue, TANG Hai-bin, Effect of Chamber Length-Diameter Ratio and Magnet Separation on Primary Electron Confinement in Ion Thrusters, Science Technology and Engineering, 15(20) 141-145, 2015 (in English)
  12. Zuo Kun, Wang Min, Li Min, Tang Hai-bin, Research Overview of Commercial Satellite Platform with All-electric Propulsion System, Journal of Rocket Propulsion, 41(2) 13-20, 2015 (in Chinese)
  13. Ren Junxue, Xie Kan, Tang Haibin and Gu Zuo, Particle Simulation of the Acceleration Grid Aperture Erosion in Ion Thruster, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 34(10), 1432-1440, 2013 (in Chinese)
  14. Zhang Zun and Tang Haibin, Single Langmuir Probe Diagnostics in the Beam Plasma of a Xe Ion Thruster, High Voltage Engineering, 39(7), 30369-30375, 2013 (in Chinese)
  15. Li Minxin, Tang Haibin and Zhang Zun, Experimental Investigation on Dynamic and Steady Performance of Cold Gas Micro-Propulsion Thruster, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 34(6), 728-733, 2013 (in Chinese)
  16. Ren Junxun, Gu Zuo, Guo Ning, Qiu Qian and Tang Haibin, Numerical Simulation of Characteristics of Ion Thruster Plume, Journal of Aerospace Power, 28(6), 1372-1379, 2013 (in Chinese)
  17. Cheng Jiao, Tang Haibin and Liu Bin, Work Mechanism and Application Prospect of Magnetoplasmadynamic Thruster, Aerospace Control and Application, 39(5), 34-38, 2013 (in Chinese)
  18. Zhou Zhicheng, Wang Min, Li Feng, Cai Guobiao and Tang Haibin, Space International, 06/2013, 40-45, 2013 (in Chinese)
  19. Li Min, Tang Haibin, Wang Lijun, Guo Nin, Li Juan and Ren Junxun, The Wall Erosion Simulation of Particle Beam in Hall Thruster, High Power Laser and Particle Beams, 23(10), pp. 2757-2762 2011 (in Chinese)
  20. Ren Junxun, Li Juan, Qiu Qian, Tang Haibin, Wen Zheng, Particle Simulation of Charge-Exchange Ions Back Flow in Ion Thruster Plume, High Power Laser and Particle Beams, 23(7), 1929-1934 2011 (in Chinese)
  21. Shi Chenbo, Tang Haibin, Zhang Xinai, Qin Caojin and Cao Xiwei, Static Characteristics of a mN Range Thrust Stand and Uncertainty Analysis of Thrust Measurements, Journal of Solid Rocket Technology, 34(3) 398-402 2011 (in Chinese)
  22. Ren Junxun, Wang Yan, Qiu Qian and Tang Haibin, Validation of Two-dimensional Axisymmetric Plume Model for Ion Thruster, Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 37(12) 1498-1503 2011 (in Chinese)
  23. He Yan, Tang Haibin and Zhang Zun, Single Langmuir Probe Measurement in the Exit Plasma of an Arcjet Thruster, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 32(6) 889-894, 2011 (in Chinese)
  24. Shen Yan, Wei Yan-ming, Chen Jun, Guan Wei and Tang Hai-bin, Development of the 1kW Class Hydrazine Arcjet, Journal of Propulsion Technology, 32(6) 845-851, 2011 (in Chinese)
  25. Qiu Qian, Liu Yu, Ren Junxue, Tang Haibin, Zhong Lingwei, Wen Zheng and Li Juan, Particle Simulation of Ion thruster Using parallel Computation on Graphic Processor Unit, High Power Laser and Particle Beams, 23(2), 507-511 2011 (in Chinese)

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