Charge exchange momentum transfer due to ion beam injection in partially ionized plasmas

Atsushi Okamoto, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Sumio Kitajima, Mamiko Sasao

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Abstract

Time responses of a helium plasma to helium gas puffing without and with helium beam injection in a linear plasma device are experimentally investigated. Increase in the neutral density due to gas puffing is suppressed by ion beam injection. The experimental results show that a momentum transport from the ion beam to the puffed neutral particles occurs due to the charge exchange interaction, suggesting that charge exchange momentum transport is one of the processes responsible for the spatial redistribution of neutral atoms in partially ionized plasmas.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1201153
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Volume6
Issue number2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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