Plasma rotation and structure of the radial electric field in RFX

M.E. Puiatti, L. Tramontin, V. Antoni, R. Bartiromo, L. Carraro, D. Desideri, E. Martines, F. Sattin, P. Scarin, G. Serianni, M. Spolaore, M. Valisa, B. Zaniol

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Plasma rotation has been investigated in the reversed field pinch experiment (RFX) both by spectroscopic means and by an array of Langmuir probes. The rotation velocity at the plasma edge has been deduced from the Doppler shift of the CIII emission line. The observation of other ions characterized by different radial positions, such as BIV and CV, has allowed an estimate of the velocity shear. The results of the spectroscopic measurements are in qualitative agreement with the electric probe results. Impurity and hydrogen rotation has been modified by external means and the effects on the velocity are in agreement with the induced radial electric field changes. The experimental results are interpreted by a Monte Carlo simulation and a single-fluid model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)696 - 700
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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Puiatti, M. E., Tramontin, L., Antoni, V., Bartiromo, R., Carraro, L., Desideri, D., ... Zaniol, B. (2001). Plasma rotation and structure of the radial electric field in RFX. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 290-293, 696 - 700.