Langmuir and heat flux probes for RFX

V. Antoni, M. Bagatin, D. Desideri, N. Pomaro, G. Gadani, P. Gaggini, M. Monari, A. Parini

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A movable limiter made of graphite and instrumented with an array of Langmuir and heat flux probes has been developed for the reversed field pinch experiment RFX. The limiter is mushroom shaped and designed to be exposed to the edge plasma for a discharge duration ≊250 ms. The distribution of the probes on the limiter surface allows simultaneous collection, in a single discharge, of edge parameters at different angles and radial positions. A bellows drive system with three degrees of freedom allows the instrumented limiter to be rotated and translated to investigate the spatial structure of the edge plasma. Cables and feedthroughs have been designed for 1-kV voltage and 5-A current. The power supply provides an output voltage ±100 V and a maximum current 4 A. Specific software has been developed for the automatic analysis of the Langmuir probes data.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4711 - 4713
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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Antoni, V., Bagatin, M., Desideri, D., Pomaro, N., Gadani, G., Gaggini, P., ... Parini, A. (1992). Langmuir and heat flux probes for RFX. Review of Scientific Instruments, 63(10), 4711 - 4713.