Spectroscopic measurements of impurity ion toroidal and poloidal flow velocities and their dependence on vertical magnetic field in QUEST toroidal ECR plasmas

Nao Yoneda, Taiichi Shikama, Hideki Zushi, Kazuaki Hanada, Akinobu Fujikawa, Takumi Onchi, Kengoh Kuroda, Kuniaki Nii, Masahiro Hasuo, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroshi Idei, Kazuo Nakamura, Yoshihiko Nagashima, Aki Higashijima, Takahiro Nagata

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Abstract

Toroidal electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma is an ECR heated plasma in an open toroidal magnetic field. The plasma contains no toroidal current and is used for the pre-ionization and non-inductive startup of a tokamak plasma. To obtain a deeper understanding of the basic properties of the plasmas produced in the spherical tokamak QUEST (Q-shu University Experiment with steady-state Spherical Tokamak), we have developed an optical emission spectroscopy system with multiple viewing chords and have used it to measure the spatial distributions of the toroidal and poloidal flow velocities of C2+ ions. We compare the measured velocities with those calculated from the ion drift equations using the plasma parameters reported for a similar spherical tokamak, LATE (the Low Aspect Ratio Torus Experiment).

Original languageEnglish
Article number3402087
JournalPlasma and Fusion Research
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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