Intense magnetized hydrogen and deuterium plasmas have been produced with electron densities up to 3.6¿×¿1020¿m-3 and electron temperatures up to 3.7¿eV with a linear plasma generator. Exposure of a W target has led to average heat and particle flux densities well in excess of 4¿MW m-2 and 1024¿m-2 s-1, respectively. We have shown that the plasma surface interactions are dominated by the incoming ions. The achieved conditions correspond very well to the projected conditions at the divertor strike zones of fusion reactors such as ITER. In addition, the machine has an unprecedented high gas efficiency.
Eck, van, H. J. N., Kleyn, A. W., Lof, A., Meiden, van der, H. J., van Rooij, G. J., Scholten, J., & Zeijlmans van Emmichoven, P. A. (2012). Divertor conditions relevant for fusion reactors achieved with linear plasma generator. Applied Physics Letters, 101(22), 224107-1/4. . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4768302