Development of magnetized plasma device using thermionic-thermoelectronic plasma emitter

Eiichirou Kawamori, C. Z. Cheng, Jyun Yi Lee, Yong Yuan Liao, Shih Ting Chuang, Wun Jheng Syugu

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Abstract

Development of a magnetic mirror device to explore basic plasma sciences relevant to fusion, space and astrophysical plasmas is presented. A large diameter (> 200 mm) plasma emitter, which utilizes thermionic- thermoelectronic emission from a mixture of LaB6 (Lanthanum- hexaboride) and beta-eucryptite (lithium type aluminosylicate) powders, is employed as a plasma source because of its production ability of fully ionized plasma and controllability of plasma emission rate. The plasma emitter was installed and investigation of its characteristics is started. The employment of beta-eucryptite in plasma emitter is the first experimental test because such investigation of beta-eucryptite has previously been used only for Li + ion source. Our plan for magnetized plasma experiments and results of the plasma emitter investigation is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Pages957-960
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event36th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 2009 Jun 292009 Jul 3

Publication series

Name36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts
Volume33 E2

Other

Other36th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009
CountryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period09-06-2909-07-03

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Kawamori, E., Cheng, C. Z., Lee, J. Y., Liao, Y. Y., Chuang, S. T., & Syugu, W. J. (2009). Development of magnetized plasma device using thermionic-thermoelectronic plasma emitter. In 36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts (pp. 957-960). (36th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2009, EPS 2009 - Europhysics Conference Abstracts; Vol. 33 E2).