TJ-II: Two dimensional distribution of plasma potential and density

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Experimental campaign


Proposal title

TJ-II: Two dimensional distribution of plasma potential and density

Name and affiliation of proponent

Kutchatov HIBP team

Kharkov HIBP team

Ciemat team

Details of contact person at LNF

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Description of the activity

The first experiments aimed at obtaining the 2D distribution of plasma potential were performed in TJ-II using Heavy Ion Beam Probe (HIBP) with the variation of two parameters: plasma entrance angle and the energy of the Cs+ probing beam in the range 128-148 keV [1].

During 2021 HIBP was extended to 176 keV with a beam current up to 300 μA [2]

The goal of this proposal is to expand the HIBP energy range [80 - 200 keV] to explore the whole TJ-II poloidal cross-section.

International or National funding project or entity

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Description of required resources

Required resources:

• Number of days of operation: 2

• Essential diagnostic systems: Dual HIBP [May / June]

• Type of plasmas (heating configuration): ECRH & NBI

• Wall conditioning: Sufficient density control for good reproducibility in NBI plasmas.

Preferred dates and degree of flexibility

Preferred dates: (format dd-mm-yyyy)


  1. R. Sharma et al., Physics of Plasmas 27, 062502 (2020)
  2. A. Melnikov et al., PPCF (2021) submitted

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