Observation of ion stream line detachment and onset of azimuthal rotation in a diverging magnetic field

Kenichiro Terasaka, Shinji Yoshimura, Kohei Ogiwara, Mitsutoshi Aramaki, Masayoshi Tanaka

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    Abstract

    The ion flow structure in a diverging magnetic field is measured in a steady-state electron cyclotron resonance plasma. It has been observed that stream line detachment takes place when the nonadiabaticity parameter of ions becomes the order of unity. In the detachment region, the plasma starts an azimuthal rotation, and the energy conservation given by the 1-D model is no longer applicable.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number5727967
    Pages (from-to)2470-2471
    Number of pages2
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Plasma Science
    Volume39
    Issue number11 PART 1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Condensed Matter Physics

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