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Title: Multidirectional plasma flow measurement by Gundestrup Probe in scrape-off layer of ADITYA tokamak

Multidirectional plasma flow measurements by using Gundestrup Probe in the scrape-off layer of ADITYA tokamak are presented. The ADITYA Gundestrup Probe-head consists of eight plates arranged around the ceramic rod and three pins normal to side plates. Plates are used to measure both parallel and perpendicular flows simultaneously and pins are used to measure plasma density and floating potential. A comparison of direct perpendicular flow measurement and by two other plates of Gundestrup Probe is presented. Possible causes of perpendicular flows are identified and compared with the measured flows. It is observed that the mechanism of the parallel flow and the perpendicular flow is different only at high parallel Mach number. A puff of the working gas is used to study its effect on the perpendicular flows and its reversal with the gas puff is observed.
Authors:
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  1. Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382428 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489838
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2015 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; ADITYA TOKAMAK; CERAMICS; MACH NUMBER; PLASMA DENSITY; PLASMA SCRAPE-OFF LAYER; PLATES; POTENTIALS; PROBES; RODS