2014 Volume 9 Pages 2405010
Experiments on a recombination plasma with pulse plasma flow have been performed in the linear divertor simulator TPD-SheetIV. The pulse plasma flow was generated using a switching circuit controlled by the electric potential of the adjacent floating electrode in the plasma source. The duration of the pulse was 0.3 ms at a frequency of 50 Hz. The time dependence of the electron density ne , temperature Te , and energy distribution function fe(E) were measured using a Langmuir probe. The ionization and recombination events are analyzed using the Collisional-Radiative model, taking into account high-energy electrons.