Sep 20 – 24, 2021
America/Vancouver timezone

Study of the Charged Particle Flow near the Plasma Grid in Negative Ion Source

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Poster Ion sources for fusion Poster Session 2


Shingo Masaki (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI)


Negative ion beams of hydrogen (H) and deuterium (D) are applied for heating and current drive in fusion plasmas as neutral beam injection. Comparing with H, the extraction of D$^-$ ion beam accompanies higher co-extracted electron current. It is expected that the higher electron current is originated with the flow of electrons toward a plasma-grid (PG) aperture in the source plasma. Additionally, the electron flow related to the higher positive-ion flow in the D plasma through ambipolar diffusion from the driver toward the beam extraction region.
In this study, the charged particle flow is measured in H and D plasmas with a single-tip directional Langmuir probe. The results of the positive ion flow in the D plasma in the extraction region showed similar flow direction in the H plasma and lower flow speed than that obtained in the H plasma. Both the flow direction and speed changed as the PG bias voltage was varied. The dependence of the flow on the bias voltage will be discussed.

Primary author

Shingo Masaki (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI)


Haruhisa Nakano (National Institute for Fusion Science) Engrhyt Rattanawongnara (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI) Kenichi Nagaoka (National Institute of Fusion Science, Nagoya University) Katsunori Ikeda (National Institute for Fusion Science) Yutaka Fujiwara (National Institute for Fusion Science) Masaki Osakabe (NIFS) Motoi Wada (Doshisha University) Katsuyoshi Tsumori (National Institute of Fusion Science, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Students))

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