Measurement of the Radial Electric Field in the Plasma Edge of the Lithium Tokamak Experiment

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$149,957.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-12ER90338
Agency Tracking Number:
99191
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
23 d
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000577
Small Business Information
Nova Photonics, Inc.
One Oak Place, Princeton, NJ, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
003204513
Principal Investigator:
Fred Levinton
Dr.
(609) 258-5631
flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Business Contact:
Fred Levinton
Dr.
(609) 258-5631
flevinton@novaphotonics.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
The potential for magnetically confined fusion research to provide a clean, safe and abun- dant source of energy drives the proposed work. The experiment we aim to support and enhance, the Lithium Tokamak eXperiment (LTX) at the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab, has a unique configuration designed to study the key issues of transport and stability in fusion plasmas with non-recycling walls. It presently lacks critical diagnostics that are needed to investigate some of its most promising features. We propose to install a neutral beam based diagnostic on the LTX experiment to measure the electric field that is a fundamental quantity for understanding of plasma transport and stability. Electric field measurements in RF plasma chambers for plasm processing can improve the understanding and provide a technical edge to manufacturers in this huge and highly competitive industry. We plan to work with commercial companies to develop this as a diagnostic tool for improving plasma processing performance and efficiency.

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