Illustrations of the RAPID device. A schematic diagram (top) and a 3D drawing of the device (bottom).
Block diagram of the RAPID control system.
The microwave is guided to the vacuum chamber through a WR340 rectangular waveguide in the mode.
Photographs of the RAPID device during initial test operations. Here (a) shows the x-wave launching adapter and waveguide which are mounted on a standard CF window, and (b) shows an axial plasma column along the magnetic field.
A Schematic layout of vacuum port allocations and assignments of diagnostic systems.
A variety of numerically simulated magnetic field configurations on RAPID during the initial experiments.
Spectra of (a) helium, (b) hydrogen, and (c) argon plasmas in RAPID.
Theoretical estimation of the (a) plasma density and (b) temperature.
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