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Triple Langmuir probe calibration in TOMAS ECRH plasma

Authors
  • Buermans, Johan
  • Crombé, Kristel
  • Dittrich, L.
  • Goriaev, A.
  • Kovtun, Y.
  • López-Rodríguez, D.
  • Möller, S.
  • Petersson, P.
  • Verstraeten, M.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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Language
English
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Green
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Abstract

In the TOMAS device, a triple Langmuir probe is used to measure the electron temperature and density. The accuracy of this measurement depends on correct determination of the effective collecting area of the probe, which depends on complex plasma transport processes. The probe can be calibrated by electron cyclotron resonance heating experiments using the cut-off density of the ordinary wave (O-wave). This threshold only depends on the frequency of the injected wave, and the occurrence of this phenomenon is clearly visible in the temperature evolution. The value of density is consequently known at this point and can be used to calibrate the density measurements of the triple Langmuir probe.

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