Electron Collision Processes Involving Hydrocarbons

  • Hiroyuki Tawara


Currently, graphites or carbon-coated materials are most commonly used as the plasma-facing inner walls of various fusion plasma research devices because of their superior qualities at high temperatures and because low atomic number is one of the most important factors in reducing radiation losses from high-temperature main plasmas. On the other hand, they are known to be significantly eroded through interactions with atomic hydrogens in plasmas in particular circumstances.


Electron Impact Ionization Cross Section Collision Cross Section Emission Cross Section Dissociative Ionization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Tawara
    • 1
  1. 1.National Institute for Fusion ScienceNagoyaJapan

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