Fast reciprocating probe assembly for the Hanbit magnetic mirror device

Bak, J. G.; Bak, J.G.; Lee, S. G.; Lee, S.G.; Hwang, S. M.; Hwang, S.M.; Choi, Y. S.; Choi, Y.S.; Chung, K. S.; Chung, K.S.
May 2000
Review of Scientific Instruments;May2000, Vol. 71 Issue 5
Academic Journal
A fast reciprocating probe assembly (RPA), which can scan a long length up to 100 cm (with maximum velocity of 136 cm/s), is fabricated to measure basic plasma parameters during a plasma discharge time (∼500 ms) in the Hanbit magnetic mirror device. The probe driving mechanism consists of two steps of movements; first a slow movement to set the probe at a standby position, and then a fast one to measure plasma parameters within an adjustable time interval. Both movements are driven by only a pneumatic system. This is a distinctive feature of the probe drive system that has advantages of a simple driving mechanism and an easy adjustment of the fast stroke length for the wide range. The probe head is fabricated as a modular type for easy replacement. Performance test results and initial measurements from the fabricated RPA will be discussed. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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