Flow structure formation in an ion-unmagnetized plasma: The HYPER-II experiments

K. Terasaka, M. Y. Tanaka, S. Yoshimura, M. Aramaki, Y. Sakamoto, F. Kawazu, K. Furuta, N. Takatsuka, M. Masuda, R. Nakano

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    Abstract

    The HYPER-II device has been constructed in Kyushu University to investigate the flow structure formation in an ion-unmagnetized plasma, which is an intermediate state of plasma and consists of unmagnetized ions and magnetized electrons. High density plasmas are produced by electron cyclotron resonance heating, and the flow field structure in an inhomogeneous magnetic field is investigated with a directional Langmuir probe method and a laser-induced fluorescence method. The experimental setup has been completed and the diagnostic systems have been installed to start the experiments. A set of coaxial electrodes will be introduced to control the azimuthal plasma rotation, and the effect of plasma rotation to generation of rectilinear flow structure will be studied. The HYPER-II experiments will clarify the overall flow structure in the inhomogeneous magnetic field and contribute to understanding characteristic feature of the intermediate state of plasma.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number345810101
    JournalJournal of Plasma Physics
    Volume81
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 23 2015

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Terasaka, K., Tanaka, M. Y., Yoshimura, S., Aramaki, M., Sakamoto, Y., Kawazu, F., Furuta, K., Takatsuka, N., Masuda, M., & Nakano, R. (2015). Flow structure formation in an ion-unmagnetized plasma: The HYPER-II experiments. Journal of Plasma Physics, 81(1), [345810101]. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377814000695