Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 14, 2406026 (2019)

Regular Articles

Plasma Particle Trajectory Study for a Device Combining Hollow Cathode Discharge and Non-Adiabatic Trap
Shuya IWATA, Ryo MATSUMOTO, Kojiro SEKIGUCHI, Takahiro URANO, Gaku SAKAI, Toshiki TAKAHASHI and Hiromu MOMOTA1)
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Gunma University, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
(Received 18 September 2018 / Accepted 19 November 2018 / Published 12 February 2019)


The ion trajectory in a hollow cathode discharge plasma to which a magnetic field combined a solenoid and a Helmholtz coil is applied is analyzed, and the ion energy distribution at the cathode or the end of the device is examined. It was shown that the ratio of particles lost at the end of the device and those lost during collision with the cathode can be changed by varying the length of the cylindrical cathode.


non-adiabatic trap, Helmholtz coil, hollow cathode, particle-tracking calculation, secondary electron emission

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.14.2406026


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