Paul Ion Trap as a Diagnostic for Plasma Focus
Journal of Fusion Energy
The plasma discharge contamination by high and low Z Impurities affect the rate of nuclear fusion reaction products, specially when light particles have to be confined. These impurities should be analyzed and can be fairly controlled. This paper reports on the development of a Paul ion trap with ion sources by impact electron ionization as a diagnostic for the 10 kJ Iranian sunshine plasma focus device. Preliminary results of the residual gas are analyzed and presented.
Sadat Kiai, S. M., Adlparvar, S., Zirak, A., Alhooie, S., Elahi, M., Sheibani, S., … Zahedi, F. (2010). Paul Ion Trap as a Diagnostic for Plasma Focus. Journal of Fusion Energy, 29(1), 100–102. doi:10.1007/s10894-009-9253-7