Ion Cyclotron Resonance Heating on Proto-MPEX

Pawel A. Piotrowicz, David N. Ruzic, Juan F. Caneses, John B.O. Caughman, Richard H. Goulding, David L. Green, Jeremy D. Lore, Juergen Rapp

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The source technology for the Plasma Materials Exposure eXperiment (MPEX) is currently being developed on the Proto-MPEX device at Oak Ridge National Laboratory1 to study fusion relevant plasma material interactions on a linear plasma machine. Radio frequency (RF) technology is used for the source and heating of the plasma on Proto-MPEX. A helicon plasma source, powered with> 100 kW of RF power at 13.56 MHz, produces a steady state plasma with peak electron density of> 6e19 m-3, Additional RF heating sources include Electron Bernstein Waves to heat the electrons to temperatures > 15 e V, as well as ion cyclotron resonance heating (ICRH) to heat ions to temperatures> 20 eV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICOPS 2018 - 45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538645895
StatePublished - Jun 24 2018
Event45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2018 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 24 2018Jun 28 2018

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
ISSN (Print)0730-9244


Conference45th IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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