Simultaneous measurements of ion temperature by segmented tunnel and Katsumata probe

J. Adámek, M. Kocan, R. Panek, J.P. Gunn, E. Martines, J. Stöckel, C. Ionita, G. Popa, C. Costin, J. Brotankova, R. Schrittwieser, G. Van Oost

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Abstract

Simultaneous measurements of the ion temperature by the segmented tunnel and Katsumata probe in the CASTOR tokamak are reported. The segmented tunnel probe measures two ion saturation currents Iseg1, Iseg2 towards two segments of the tunnel. The axis of the tunnel is aligned with the total magnetic field. The value of the ratio of these two currents combined with the results of the PIC modeling provides the ion temperature. Design and experimental arrangement of the Katsumata probe enable us to measure the pure ion current by sweeping the applied voltage. The ion temperature is then estimated from the exponential part of the measured I - V characteristic. Simultaneous measurements of the ion temperature by the segmented tunnel and Katsumata probe agree within a few eV. © 2008 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395 - 399
Number of pages5
JournalContributions to Plasma Physics
Volume48
Issue number5-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Adámek, J., Kocan, M., Panek, R., Gunn, J. P., Martines, E., Stöckel, J., ... Van Oost, G. (2008). Simultaneous measurements of ion temperature by segmented tunnel and Katsumata probe. Contributions to Plasma Physics, 48(5-7), 395 - 399. https://doi.org/10.1002/ctpp.200810063