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Title: Improvement of charged particles transport across a transverse magnetic filter field by electrostatic trapping of magnetized electrons

A study on the transport of charged particles across a magnetic filter field has been carried out in a double plasma device (DPD) and presented in this manuscript. The DPD is virtually divided into two parts viz. source and target regions by a transverse magnetic field (TMF) which is constructed by inserting strontium ferrite magnets into two stainless steel rectangular tubes. Plasma electrons are magnetized but ions are unmagnetized inside the TMF region. Negative voltages are applied to the TMF tubes in order to reduce the loss of electrons towards them. Plasma is produced in the source region by filament discharge method and allowed to flow towards the target region through this negatively biased TMF. It is observed that in the target region, plasma density can be increased and electron temperature decreased with the help of negatively biased TMF. This observation is beneficial for negative ion source development. Plasma diffusion across the negatively biased TMF follows Bohm or anomalous diffusion process when negative bias voltage is very less. At higher negative bias, diffusion coefficient starts deviating from the Bohm diffusion value, associated with enhanced plasma flow in the target region.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. Centre of Plasma Physics-Institute for Plasma Research, Tepesia-782402, Kamrup, Assam (India)
  2. ITER-India, Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar-382025, Gujarat (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22299809
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; ANIONS; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; DIFFUSION; ELECTRIC POTENTIAL; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC FILTERS; PERMANENT MAGNETS; PLASMA DENSITY; STAINLESS STEELS; TRAPPING