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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 377–382 | Cite as

Observations of extreme ultraviolet emission from plasma produced by capillary discharges

  • K. Nowakowska-LangierEmail author
  • L. Jakubowski
  • E. O. Baronova
  • K. Czaus
  • M. Rabinski
  • M. J. Jakubowski
Topical issue: 23rd Symposium on Plasma Physics and Technology

Abstract

This study reports the results of a pilot experiment concerning observations of extreme ultraviolet emission from plasma produced by the capillary discharges. A few kA current was applied across the gas-filled alumina capillary (1 mm diameter and 8 mm long) to generate radiation in the EUV region (12–63 nm). Spectroscopic studies were carried out by means of a XEUV spectrometer which was upgraded for special lithography purposes. The results obtained from the EUV spectroscopic measurements provided information about the radiation processes from xenon and argon plasma and testifies that given capillary is an effective source of EUV emission. Additionally we showed a simulation which describes plasma dynamics parameters and dynamics of various ionization stages in capillary discharge. Our computer simulation confirmed the presence of ions, which spectra was registered in the experiment.

PACS

52.50.Dg Plasma sources 52.80.Yr Discharges for spectral sources (including inductively coupled plasma) 52.70.-m Plasma diagnostic techniques and instrumentation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Nowakowska-Langier
    • 1
    Email author
  • L. Jakubowski
    • 1
  • E. O. Baronova
    • 2
  • K. Czaus
    • 1
  • M. Rabinski
    • 1
  • M. J. Jakubowski
    • 1
  1. 1.The Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Studies (IPJ)Otwock-SwierkPoland
  2. 2.Nuclear Fusion Institute, NRC Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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