Validation of neutron emission profiles in MAST with a collimated neutron monitor
2012 (English)In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 83, no 10, 10D910- p.Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
A neutron camera with liquid scintillator detectors is used in MAST to measure the neutron emissivity from D(d,n) 3He reactions along collimated lines of sight. In this work, the measured recoil proton pulse height spectra generated in the detectors by the incident neutrons is modelled taking into account the energy spectrum of the generated neutrons, their spatial distribution and transport to the detectors as well as the detectors response function. The contribution of scattered neutrons to the pulse height spectrum is also modelled. Good agreement is found between the experimental data and the simulations. Examples are given showing the sensitivity of the recoil proton pulse height spectra to different observation angles with respect the neutral beam injection and the plasma rotation direction.
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2012. Vol. 83, no 10, 10D910- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-186840DOI: 10.1063/1.4732059ISI: 000311562900098OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-186840DiVA: diva2:574830
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