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Abstract

In this article the capacitive pickup of magnetic fluctuation probes for plasma applications is studied. The nine most commonly used probe designs are compared with respect to their capacitive pickup rejection, magnetic sensitivity, and minimum plasma disturbance. For absolute calibration, well-defined electric and magnetic field fluctuations are produced separately in a Faraday cup and in a Helmholtz magnetic field coil configuration, respectively. A sample measurement in radio frequency helicon plasma demonstrates that the optimum probe design is well suited for measuring magnetic fluctuations in a plasma environment.

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Authors: FRANCK C M, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald, EURATOM Assocition, Greifswald (DE);GRULKE O, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald, EURATOM Assocition, Greifswald (DE) and Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald (DE);KLINGER T, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Teilinstitut Greifswald, EURATOM Assocition, Greifswald (DE) and Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Review of Scientific Instruments, November 2002, Volume 73, Issue 11, pp. 3768-3771
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Record Number: 200215687 / Last updated on: 2002-12-20
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en