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1990

One problem inherent in the use of small planar Langmuir probes to analyze low-density plasma is expansion of the space-charge sheath with increased probe potential due to the departure from planarity caused by a nonnegligible sheath edge. Experimental evidence showing the existence of significant edge effects in the ion saturation region of the ch…

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1990

A tangentially viewing pinhole camera has been used to image the COMPASS-C plasma in the vacuum ultraviolet and soft x-ray spectral regions with framing rates up to 330 Hz. The PC-based system acquires up to 256 128 X 128 pixel images per shot and incorporates an array processor to allow on-line tomographic reconstructions. Data compression is used…

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1990

Thomson scattering is proposed for the direct measurement of magnetic field fluctuations in a tokamak. The analysis is based on the electron fluid equations.

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1990

Experiments performed in a volume production negative ion source show that the use of a tent or supercusp magnetic filter leads to a more uniform plasma at the normal extraction plane than that obtained with a dipole filter. For the tent filter geometry the extracted negative ion current density, increased as the accelerator was moved into the sour…

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1990

Local extrema in the equilibrium magnetic field strength can occur in tokamak plasmas when the plasma beta is increased. Furthermore, the magnetic field strength experienced by an electromagnetic wave propagating along a vertical chord in lower-beta tokamak plasmas may also pass through an extremum. For both these reasons, it is of interest to calc…

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1989

The plasma characteristics of a volume negative ion source are described. An indirect measurement of the negative ion current density in the source has been made. Beam extraction measurements are used to attempt to verify the measurement in the source. The two are found to be in proportion. The difference between the two is briefly discussed.

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1989

Particle beams have been developed at the Culham Laboratory for many years, mainly for application to the production of high-temperature plasmas. These developments included demonstration offundamental plasma physics such as particle trapping, heating, and current drive coupled to continuous advances in the physics and technology of ion beam produc…

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1989

Magnetic feedback control has been used in the DITE tokamak to substantially reduce saturated m = 2, n = 1 instabilities in both Ohmic discharges and discharges with lower-hybrid current drive (LHCD). Feedback has been used for the first time to significantly increase the disruptive density limit in a tokamak. LHCD on DITE stabilizes the sawtooth i…

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1989

The interplay between three issues-ion sources, electrostatic beam formation and acceleration, and beam transport is considered from a historical perspective, with reference to several important innovations.

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1989

The large size of future, and possibly present day, tokamaks requires high neutral atom beam energies for current drive and heating. These injectors must also have a high electrical efficiency and this can be achieved using negative ion sources to create the beam. These large tokamaks, such as ITER or NET require a neutral beam power of around 50-1…

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