Plasma ion temperature measurements via charge exchange recombination radiation

R. J. Fonck, Robert James Goldston, R. Kaita, D. E. Post

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Spatially and temporally resolved plasma ion temperatures can be determined by measuring the Doppler-broadened line profiles of transitions excited by charge-exchange recombination reactions between fast hydrogen atoms and fully ionized low-Z ions. Plasma rotation velocity profiles can also be obtained. A sample result from the PDX tokamak using He+ radiation is presented, and expected line intensities for model cases for PDX and TFTR are calculated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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