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EUV spectra from highly charged tin ions observed in low density plasma in LHD

Suzuki, Chihiro*; Kato, Takako*; Sato, Kuninori*; Tamura, Naoki*; Kato, Daiji*; Sudo, Shigeru*; Yamamoto, Norimasa*; Tanuma, Hajime*; Ohashi, Hayato*; Suda, Shintaro*; O'Sullivan, G.*; Sasaki, Akira

We have measured EUV spectra from highly charged tin ions in low density plasmas produced in the Large Helical Device (LHD). The well known dense spectral structure around 13.5 nm is measured when the plasma is rapidly cooled and approaching radioactive collapse, while the sparse spectrum with several unidentified discrete lines from 13.8-14.6 nm is observed if the plasma is cooled more slowly. The dominant charge states in the former case are Sn$$^{11+}$$ -Sn$$^{14+}$$. The latter case may be explained by considering the spectral lines from charge states higher than Sn$$^{19+}$$.



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