|Title||Cross-section analysis of the Magnum-PSI plasma beam using a 2D multi-probe system|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||C. Costin, V. Anita, F. Ghiorghiu, G. Popa, G. De Temmerman, M.A van den Berg, J. Scholten, S. Brons|
|Journal||Plasma Sources Science and Technology|
The linear plasma generator Magnum-PSI was designed for the study of plasma-surface interactions under relevant conditions of fusion devices. A key factor for such studies is the knowledge of a set of parameters that characterize the plasma interacting with the solid surface. This paper reports on the electrical diagnosis of the plasma beam in Magnum-PSI using a multi-probe system consisting of 64 probes arranged in a 2D square matrix. Cross-section distributions of floating potential and ion current intensity were registered for a hydrogen plasma beam under various discharge currents (80-175 A) and magnetic field strengths (0.47-1.41 T in the middle of the coils). Probe measurements revealed a high level of flexibility of plasma beam parameters with respect to the operating conditions.
|Alternate Title||Plasma Sources Sci. Technol.|
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