UKAEA Journals

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1991

The inclusion of the variation of the equilibrium magnetic field across the Larmor orbits of the resonant particles is crucial for a self-consistent treatment of cyclotron resonance in plasmas. Two contrasting nonrelativistic self-consistent calculations [T. M. Antonsen and W. M. Manheimer, Phys. Fluids 21,2295 (1978); C. N. Lashmore-Davies and R. …

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1991

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the possible relationships between transport properties such as thermal diffusivity and resistivity on the one hand, and the magnetic properties such as q profile and toroidal flux change on the other, in tokamaks that exist under macroscopically quasistationary conditions. It is experimentally well estab…

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1990

Two designs of electron suppressor have been tested in a volume negative ion source operating dc with a large extraction aperture diameter (16 mm). Both suppressors employ magnetic fields to divert the electrons near the extraction aperture onto collector electrodes. However, while one suppressor uses a fixed field produced by permanent magnets, th…

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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

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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1990

This paper presents the results of experimental studies on a number of different ' current carrying wire' type first grid electron suppressors: or ' inserts', as they shall be called throughout this paper. Extracted negative ion currents are compared for the different inserts over a range of field strengths. Currents are also compared to those extr…

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