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Initial Temperature Profiles on the PDX Inner Toroidal Limiter

M. Ulrickson, H.W. Kugel

Fusion Science and Technology / Volume 4 / Number 2P2 / September 1983 / Pages 141-145

Plasma Engineering /

The temperature profiles resulting from plasma operation on the PDX vertical, large area, inner toroidal limiter have been measured during both ohmic and neutral beam heated discharges using a scanning infrared camera. An asymmetric double peaked temperature profile is seen after neutral beam heated discharges. Disruptions in ohmically heated discharges are found to be preceded by a single peaked deposition and succeeded by a initially symmetric double peaked deposition. The results were compared with the Schmidt model for scrape-off at a toroidal limiter and it was found that the measured double peaked temperature profiles yielded scrape-off lengths consistent with previous measurements.

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