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Synthetic NPA diagnostic for energetic particles in JET plasmas
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
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Number of Authors: 12272017 (English)In: Journal of Instrumentation, ISSN 1748-0221, E-ISSN 1748-0221, Vol. 12, article id C11025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Neutral particle analysis (NPA) is one of the few methods for diagnosing fast ions inside a plasma by measuring neutral atom fluxes emitted due to charge exchange reactions. The JET tokamak features an NPA diagnostic which measures neutral atom fluxes and energy spectra simultaneously for hydrogen, deuterium and tritium species. A synthetic NPA diagnostic has been developed and used to interpret these measurements to diagnose energetic particles in JET plasmas with neutral beam injection (NBI) heating. The synthetic NPA diagnostic performs a Monte Carlo calculation of the neutral atom fluxes in a realistic geometry. The 4D fast ion distributions, representing NBI ions, were simulated using the Monte Carlo orbit-following code ASCOT. Neutral atom density profiles were calculated using the FRANTIC neutral code in the JINTRAC modelling suite. Additionally, for rapid analysis, a scan of neutral profiles was precalculated with FRANTIC for a range of typical plasma parameters. These were taken from the JETPEAK database, which includes a comprehensive set of data from the flat-top phases of nearly all discharges in recent JET campaigns. The synthetic diagnostic was applied to various JET plasmas in the recent hydrogen campaign where different hydrogen/deuterium mixtures and NBI configurations were used. The simulated neutral fluxes from the fast ion distributions were found to agree with the measured fluxes, reproducing the slowing-down profiles for different beam isotopes and energies and quantitatively estimating the fraction of hydrogen and deuterium fast ions.

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IOP PUBLISHING LTD , 2017. Vol. 12, article id C11025
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Nuclear instruments and methods for hot plasma diagnostics, Simulation methods and programs, Analysis and statistical methods
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Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-399651DOI: 10.1088/1748-0221/12/11/C11025ISI: 000416373100003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-399651DiVA, id: diva2:1380063
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2nd European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics (ECPD), APR 18-21, 2017, Bordeaux, FRANCE
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Academy of Finland, 298126
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For complete list of authors see http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1748-0221/12/11/C11025

Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2019-12-18Bibliographically approved

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Andersson Sundén, ErikBinda, FedericoCecconello, MarcoConroy, SeanDzysiuk, NataliiaEricsson, GöranEriksson, JacobHellesen, CarlHjalmarsson, AndersPossnert, GöranSjöstrand, HenrikSkiba, MateuszWeiszflog, Matthias

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