Hypervelocity dust impacts in FTU scrape-off layer

S. Ratynskaia, C. Castaldo, K. Rypdal, G. Morfill, U. De Angelis, V. Pericoli-Ridolfini, A. Rufoloni, E. Giovannozzi

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The first evidence of dust-impact ionization processes in the scrape-off layer of the Frascati tokamak upgrade (FTU) was reported in Nucl. Fusion 47 L5 (2007). In this work an extended data analysis (both of electrostatic probe signals and probe surface analysis) is presented, using results of empirical studies of hypervelocity impacts. Within the accuracy and limits of application of such results to tokamak plasma environment, the data are shown to be consistent with occurrence of impacts by micrometre size iron particles at velocities of the order of 10 km s-1. © 2008 IAEA, Vienna.
Original languageEnglish
Article number015006
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ratynskaia, S., Castaldo, C., Rypdal, K., Morfill, G., De Angelis, U., Pericoli-Ridolfini, V., ... Giovannozzi, E. (2008). Hypervelocity dust impacts in FTU scrape-off layer. Nuclear Fusion, 48(1), -. [015006]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/48/1/015006