A sublimation probe for the injection of high-Z impurities into fusion devices

A. Geier, K. Asmussen, A. Bard, R. Neu, K. Krieger

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Abstract

For the investigation of high-Z impurities in the ASDEX Upgrade tokamak a sublimation probe was developed and tested. With this probe it is possible to inject materials, that sublimate at temperatures from about 50 to 150 °C into the plasma through a controllable valve. For the investigation of the tungsten transport in ASDEX Upgrade the probe was operated with tungsten carbonyl. The flux of tungsten, which is difficult to determine directly because of the uncertain atomic data, can be determined using the fluxes of oxygen and carbon, the atomic data of which are better known. In this article the setup of the probe and first experiments are described. Here the layer of deposited tungsten was investigated and the number of emitted photons per ionization (the S/XB ratio) for the 400.8 nm line of WI was estimated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume70
Issue number1 PART II
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

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