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Gas Pressure Measurements in Pure and Mixed Gases at Around 1.0 Pa by Using ASDEX Type Fast Ionization Gauge

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<p>Sensitivity of the ASDEX type fast ionization gauge (AIG) to several species of gases; hydrogen, nitrogen, noble gases and their mixtures have been investigated. Mixtures of hydrogen-helium and hydrogen-argon with total gas pressure from 0.2 Pa to 1.5 Pa are investigated in order to simulate the environment of divertor regions. It has been found that the observed output current of AIG in mixed gases are larger than the theoretical output current evaluated from the partial pressures and the sensitivities for pure gases. The enhancement of the AIG sensitivity observed in mixed gas conditions suggests that the ionization is enhanced due to the mixing of different gases. A qualitative analysis on the ionization reactions and their cross-sections has indicated that ionization related with metastable atoms of helium or argon is causing the changes in AIG sensitivity.</p>


  • Plasma and Fusion Research

    Plasma and Fusion Research 13 (0), 3405029-3405029, 2018-04-24

    The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research

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