A simple low cost novel linear amplifier has been developed for the electron energy analyzer employed on the reversed field pinch experiment RFX. The amplifier is designed to provide a 1 kV output voltage from a 10 V input. The current rating is ± 50 mA. It utilizes a configuration of four blocks in series, each of them with an output totem-pole configuration. The rise and fall times are of a few milliseconds. A fast protection against output short circuit has been implemented. The amplifier has been used in various experimental campaigns on RFX and multiple time resolved measurements of the edge electron energy distribution in a single plasma discharge have been obtained. © 1999 American Institute of Physics.
|Pages (from-to)||407 - 410|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Review of Scientific Instruments|
|Issue number||1 II|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1999|
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