Ion Flow Measurements and Plasma Current Analysis in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration

@article{Harris2009IonFM,
  title={Ion Flow Measurements and Plasma Current Analysis in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration},
  author={W. S. Harris and E. Trask and Thomas Roche and Eusebio P. Garate and William W. Heidbrink and R. Mcwilliams},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Physical Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={51}
}
Measurements of the Doppler shift of impurity lines indicate that there is an ion flow of ∼7 km/s in the Irvine Field Reversed Configuration. A charge-exchange neutral particle analyzer shows the peak energy is below the 20 eV minimum detectable energy threshold, which is in agreement with the spectroscopic data. By evaluating the collision times between the impurities and hydrogen, the dominant plasma ion species, it is concluded that the ions rotate with an angular frequency of ∼4×104 rad/s… 

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