Electron energy distribution in a divertor simulating device with an RF source

Hiroyuki Takahashi, Atsushi Okamoto, Takahiro Kumagai, Akira Daibo, Takuya Takahashi, Sumio Kitajima

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Electron energy distribution measurement with oscillating plasma potential compensation was performed in the radio-frequency plasma device, DT-ALPHA. Electrons near the plasma production region are confirmed to have Maxwellian distribution. The radial profile of the electron energy distribution in the high neutral pressure region, which is maintained by secondary helium gas puffing, was also investigated. Whereas the electrons still have Maxwellian distribution, the electron temperature in the outer region of the plasma column is lower compared with the inner region. This indicates that the volumetric recombination is enhanced at the periphery of the gas target experiment in the DT-ALPHA device.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3401065
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Issue numberSpecialIssue2
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Helium, gas puffing
  • Radio-frequency plasma device
  • Volumetric recombination
  • divertor plasma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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