Journal Publications


  • A. DeCicco* and C. Hartzell, "Design of a Gas Diffusion Neutralizer in Support of Neutral Beam Propulsion" Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Submitted.
  • A. DeCicco*, C. Hartzell, R.B. Adams, K.A. Pozin, “The Feasibility of Deflecting Asteroid 2017 PDC Using Neutral Beam Propulsion” Acta Astronautica. 2018. In Press.
  • M. Fries, C. Hartzell (author #9), et al. “The Strata-1 Experiment on Small Body Regolith Segregation” Acta Astronautica, 2018. Vol 142, pp 87-94.


  • Y. Choi, C. Hartzell, and N. Wereley, “Gripping Characteristics of an Electromagnetically Activated Magnetorheological Fluid-Based Gripper” AIP Advances. 2017. Vol 8, 056701.
  • C. Hartzell, W. Farrell and J. Marshall, “The Implications of Cohesive Regolith for Manned Phobos Exploration” Advances in Space Research. 2017. In Press.
  • W. Farrell, J. Halekas, S. Fatemi, A. Poppe, C. Hartzell, J. Marshall, T. Stubbs, M. Zimmerman, Y. Zheng “Anticipated Electrical Environment at Phobos: Nominal and Solar Storm Conditions” Advances in Space Research. 2017. In Press.
  • D. Carter* and C. Hartzell “An Extension of Discrete Tribocharging Models to Continuous Size Distributions” Physical Review E. 2017. Vol 95, pp 012901.


  • M. Zimmerman, W. Farrell, C. Hartzell, X. Wang, M. Horanyi. “Grain-scale supercharging on airless regoliths” Journal of Geophysical Research – Planets. 2016. Vol 121, pp 2150–2165.


  • C. Hartzell, X. Wang, D. Scheeres, M. Horanyi. “Experimental Demonstration of the Role of Cohesion in Electrostatic Dust Lofting” Geophysical Research Letters. 2013. Vol 40, pp 1038-1042.
  • C. Hartzell, D. Scheeres. “Dynamics of Levitating Dust Particles Near Asteroids and the Moon” Journal of Geophysical Research. 2013. Vol 118, pp 116-125.


  • C. Hartzell, D. Scheeres. “The Role of Cohesive Forces in Particle Launching on the Moon and Asteroids” Planetary and Space Sciences. 2011. Vol 59, pp 1758-1768.


  • D. Scheeres, C. Hartzell, P. Sánchez, M. Swift. “Scaling Physics to Asteroid Surfaces: The Role of Cohesion” Icarus. 2010. Vol 210, pp 968-984.


  • J.R. Masiero, C.M. Hartzell, D.J. Scheeres. “The Effect of the Dust Size Distribution on Asteroid Polarization” The Astronomical Journal. Dec. 2009. Vol 139, pp 1557-1562.