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Title: Spatial distribution of the plasma parameters in the RF negative ion source prototype for fusion

A numerical model, based on the fluid plasma theory, has been used for description of the spatial distribution of the plasma parameters (electron density and temperature, plasma potential as well as densities of the three types of positive hydrogen ions) in the IPP prototype RF negative hydrogen ion source. The model covers the driver and the expansion plasma region of the source with their actual size and accounts for the presence of the magnetic filter field with its actual value and location as well as for the bias potential applied to the plasma grid. The obtained results show that without a magnetic filter the two 2D geometries considered, respectively, with an axial symmetry and a planar one, represent accurately the complex 3D structure of the source. The 2D model with a planar symmetry (where the E×B and diamagnetic drifts could be involved in the description) has been used for analysis of the influence, via the charged-particle and electron-energy fluxes, of the magnetic filter and of the bias potential on the spatial structure of the plasma parameters in the source. Benchmarking of results from the code to experimental data shows that the model reproduces the general trend in the axial behaviormore » of the plasma parameters in the source.« less
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Faculty of Physics, Sofia University, BG-1164 Sofia (Bulgaria)
  2. Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 85748 Garching (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391433
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1655; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: NIBS 2014: 4. International Symposium on Negative Ions, Beams and Sources, Garching (Germany), 6-10 Oct 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AXIAL SYMMETRY; BENCHMARKS; ELECTRON DENSITY; ELECTRONS; HYDROGEN IONS 1 MINUS; ION DENSITY; MAGNETIC FILTERS; PLASMA; PLASMA FLUID EQUATIONS; PLASMA POTENTIAL; SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION