Results are presented from experiments on the effects of glow discharge and carbonization on RFP plasma performance in REPUTE-1. With the proper choice of wall conditioning, control of plasma density behavior was demonstrated. Radiated power and carbon V intensity decreased by a factor of two after He glow. Using the carbonization technique, decreases in the plasma resistance and ion temperature as derived by the CV line and charge exchange neutral particles were observed, whereas the electron temperature did not change as much.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
- Condensed Matter Physics