Upgraded barium plasma Q-device suitable for wave studies
A linear long magnetised plasma device has been developed for the study of wave-particle interactions. The device uses a newly designed vaporising and ionising assembly as a plasma source. Linear behaviour of electrostatic waves is investigated using a non-perturbative diagnostic technique, laser induced fluorescence (LIF). Experiments on nonlinear wave behaviour are described; particle diffusion is measured along and across the plasma; in particular, stochastic ion heating and diffusion are investigated. A threshold of intrinsic stochastic ion heating has been determined.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: XIX International Conference on Phenomena in Ionized Gases, Belgrade (YU), July 10-14, 1989
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 34605 ORA
Record Number: 198911079 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en