Metal impurities in ion and electron drift directions, for different TEXTOR discharges

B. Emmoth, S. Nagata, H. Bergsåker, H. E. Sätherblom, P. Wienhold, J. Winter, F. Waelbroeck

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A probe system for time-resolved impurity flux measurements has been used with transmitting slit apertures open in two or four directions, for the collection of impurities in ion and electron drift directions, and perpendicularly (from top and from bottom). Adjustments of limiters caused changes in the connection lengths. We found higher fluxes of impurities on the ion drift side regardless of whether the connection length was larger or smaller than on the electron drift side. A flatter radial decay of impurity fluxes was found on the electron drift side. The impurity fluxes became nearly equal on both the ion and electron drift sides 8 cm into the scrape-off layer. From top and from bottom, the collected impurity fluxes were at least 100 times smaller than the fluxes measured on the ion drift side. Experiments performed in hydrogen, deuterium and helium gave similar results, but total impurity production was different.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)637-641
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1987 Feb 2


  • asymmetries
  • collection probe
  • connection length
  • impurity fluxes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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