Calorimeter probe studies of PDX and PLT

D. M. Manos, R. Budny, T. Satake, S. A. Cohen

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Using a combined electrostatic-calorimeter probe, a comprehensive survey of energy flux in the edge plasmas of low field ohmic and beam-heated PDX and PLT discharges has been made. Ions are shown to carry the majority of the power to floating probes. The intercepted energy is found to increase nearly linearly with applied heating power. The scrape-off distances, ranging from 0.5 cm for a 4 null diverted discharge to 2.5 cm for inside dee diverted discharge, are independent of heating power. Direct evidence is presented for the prompt loss to the walls and limiters in PDX of energetic beam ions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-136
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • General Materials Science
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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