Neutral-particle behaviour and particle confinement studies in Heliotron E

K. Muraoka, K. Uchino, T. Kajiwara, K. Matsuo, M. Maeda, M. Akazaki, S. Sudo, K. Kondo, O. Motojima, F. Sano, M. Sato, T. Mutoh, H. Zushi, Y. Takeiri, A. Iiyoshi, K. Uo

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Measurements of neutral-hydrogen density by laser fluorescence spectroscopy on Heliotron E revealed the anisotropy of its distribution in the poloidal cross section and the dependence of the anisotropy on the average electron density for the first time. This indicates the relative importance of the recycling of charged particles localized at divertor traces and that of charge-exchanged neutrals distributed over a surface. These results are used to calculate the global particle confinement time, which is to be correlated with the measurements of Hα emission intensity and the electron density fluctuations, the initial results of which are also shown.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-519
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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