The ball-pen probe (BPP) is an innovative electric probe for direct measurements of the plasma potential. This probe was developed in IPP Prague and it is based on the Katsumata probe concept. Combined measurements of the plasma potential by a BPP and floating potential by a Langmuir probe provide also the value of the electron temperature. First test of the BPP on the RFX-mod reversed field pinch in Padova has been performed in November 2006. The BPP head, made of boron nitride, is equipped with four graphite collectors, which are positioned at four different radial positions h inside four shafts hollow into the probe head. The radial profile of the plasma potential and also the electron temperature were measured.
|Pages (from-to)||16 - 18|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Problems of Atomic Science and Technology|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Materials Science(all)
- Nuclear Energy and Engineering
Brotankova, J., Adamek, J., Martines, E., Stockel, J., Spolaore, M., Cavazzana, R., ... Zuin, M. (2009). Measurements of plasma potential and electron temperature by ball-pen probes in RFX-mod. Problems of Atomic Science and Technology, (1), 16 - 18.