|Title||Investigation of recombination front region in detached plasmas in a linear divertor plasma simulator|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Authors||N. Ohno, M. Seki, H. Ohshima, H. Tanaka, S. Kajita, Y. Hayashi, H. Natsume, H. Takano, I. Saeki, M. Yoshikawa, H.J van der Meiden|
|Journal||Nuclear Materials and Energy|
We have investigated detailed plasma structure around the recombination front region (RFR), where volume electron-ion recombination (EIR) strongly occurs in detached plasmas, by using two-dimensional (2D) movable probe system as well as laser Thomson scattering diagnostics. The 2D distribution of electron density, electron temperature, and plasma potential around the RFR, has been revealed for the first time. The spatial distribution of the particle loss rate due to EIR estimated from electron temperature and electron density profiles indicated that the three-dimensional structure of the RFR adopts a cone structure. Furthermore, in the peripheral region of the RFR, the radial profile of the electron density was widened locally with increasing cross-field transport caused by plasma fluctuation. From the heat transport analysis of electrons, it was found that the thermal relaxation process between electrons and ions is important for the cooling of electrons, and that the convection of electrons regulates electron heat transport near the RFR.
|Alternate Title||Nucl. Mater. Energy|
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