Application of microwave reflectometry for plasma density diagnostics in a reversed-field pinch machine

  • M. Moresco
  • R. O' Dubhghaill
  • E. Spada


The implementation of reflectometry as a means of measuring plasma density is examined in relation to the reversed-field pinch machine. The effects of magnetic shear and density fluctuations are studied. Ray-tracing and simulation results are presented and the proposed reflectometer system for the RFX reversed-field pinch machine is described.

Key words

wide-band reflectometry microwaves plasma reversed-fieldpinch magnetic shear 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Moresco
    • 1
  • R. O' Dubhghaill
    • 2
  • E. Spada
    • 3
  1. 1.University of PadovaItaly
  2. 2.University CollegeCorkIreland
  3. 3.Istituto Gas Ionizzati del CNRCorso Stati Unity4-PadovaItaly

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