On the feasibility of electro-optical detection of dust-impact ionization in tokamaks

C. Castaldo, S. Ratynskaia, M. De Angeli, U. De Angelis

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The feasibility of the optical and electrical detection of dust-impact ionization events in the scrape-off layers of tokamak plasmas is evaluated. It is shown that the expected light emission and the charge released during a dust impact on a biased target can be measured above the light emission and the charge collected due to the background plasma. A scheme of an electro-optical probe for diagnostics of fast dust particles is proposed. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105003
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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