Refine your search:     
Report No.

Study of nLTE kinetic model of high-z ions for laser plasma produced (LPP) EUV sources to fusion plasmas

Sasaki, Akira; Murakami, Izumi*; Kato, Daiji*; Morita, Shigeru*

The non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (nLTE) atomic kinetics in high-Z plasmas is investigated for Ag, Sn through W, which are used for X-ray lasers, EUV sources and fusion devices. We develop the atomic model based on nl configuration averaged levels structure, with atomic energy levels, radiative rates and autoionization rates calculated using the HULLAC code. The dielectronic recombination processes are included into the model by including autoionizing levels explicitly. We investigate the mean charge and radiative power loss with respect to the size of the model; by defining the groups of the levels, which consist of core a configuration and one excited electron, and by performing calculations increasing the number of groups. It is found that as a general trend, the mean charge decreases and the radiative power loss increases, until convergence is obtained when sufficiently large number of dielectronic recombination channels is included. The model is validated at code comparison workshops and also comparison with spectroscopic measurements, which are carried out using magnetic fusion devices.



- Accesses





[CLARIVATE ANALYTICS], [WEB OF SCIENCE], [HIGHLY CITED PAPER & CUP LOGO] and [HOT PAPER & FIRE LOGO] are trademarks of Clarivate Analytics, and/or its affiliated company or companies, and used herein by permission and/or license.