Penetration depths of injected/sputtered tungsten in the plasma edge layer of TEXTOR

M. Laengner, S. Brezinsek, J. W. Coenen, A. Pospieszczyk, D. Kondratyev, D. Borodin, H. Stoschus, O. Schmitz, V. Philipps, U. Samm

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To quantify tungsten (W) sputtering measurements by spectroscopy, two experiments have been carried out in the tokamak TEXTOR. The erosion of a W limiter in the plasma edge was studied spectrocopically under different plasma conditions. Conversion of the photon fluxes of neutral W lines was performed [1] with the aid of inverse photon efficiencies, measured in situ in a second experiment with WF6 injection to realise a controllable W source. Penetration depths, particle velocities and line ratios of W I were determined and compared between the two sources of W. The velocities of injected and sputtered W differ by a factor of 3 as the analysis of the penetration depth shows, while the line ratios for different WI lines are comparable. A comparison of the e-folding length with the model code GKU was performed which reveals a deviation of at least a factor of 6. Inverse photon efficiencies at T e = 40 eV were determined to be about 44 for W I (400.88 nm) and about 63 for W I (429.46 nm).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S865-S870
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue numberSUPPL
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


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