In order to explore the impact of the neutrals on the plasma turbulence, a new gas puff system is developed for a linear magnetized plasma column PANTA. Helium gas is injected into the argon plasma without changing the electron density profile. After the helium gas puff, the dominant fluctuation mode changes from the broadband m = 2 drift wave to the coherent m = 1 mode, where m is the azimuthal mode number. Accordingly, the property of the nonlinear coupling with other fluctuating modes changes from broadband couplings to coherent couplings.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics