Two dimensional electron density profile measurement has been performed in the spherical tokamak CPD (Compact PWI experimental Device) using Li sheet beam imaging technique. The topological change from the open magnetic field line configuration to the closed one is visualized by this technique. The plasma current can be driven by RF waves itself in a weak mirror configuration and a clear change is observed in plasma boundary as well as magnetic field topology associated with the transition of the current from low (~1 kA) to high (~3kA) value.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics