Ion thruster has very low thrust due to its low mass flow rate. However is it possible to increase the mass flow rate? Together with its high exhaust velocity, won't the ion thruster be able to reach that of chemical rocket's thrust considering how the exhaust velocity of chemical rocket is much lower?
Or is it not possible to increase the mass flow rate due to the limited amount of electricity that the rocket can carry? I know there are other things to consider like the screen which will affect its efficiency(prevent all the ions from leaving) but I don't know how much it will affect the maximum mass that can flow.