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  • 1.
    Andersson Sunden, E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    Murari, A
    Popovichev, S
    Sousa, J
    Pereira, R.C
    Combo, A
    Cruz, N
    JET EFDA contributors,
    Neutron emission spectroscopy diagnosis of JET D and DT plasmas with the new MPRu instrument2006In: 33rd EPS Conference on Plasma Phys. and Contr. Fusion, 2006, p. 30I P-1.071Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Andersson Sunden, E.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Skiba, Mateusz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Cecconello, Marco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sangaroon, Siriyaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Wodniak, Iwona
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Developments of time-of-flight and proton recoil neutron spectrometry techniques in view of a possible JET DT campaign and for ITER2011In: 38th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2011 (EPS 2011): Europhysics Conference Abstracts, 2011, p. 329-332Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    Evaluation of Spectral Unfolding for Neutron Spectroscopy2007Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 4.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Evaluation of Spectral Unfolding for Neutron Spectroscopy2008In: AIP Conference Proceedings 988, 2008, p. 315-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ballabio, Luigi
    Cecconello, Marco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, Giuseppe
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ognissanto, Flora
    Ronchi, Emanuele
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, Marco
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Evaluation of neutron spectrometer techniques for ITER using synthetic data2013In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 701, p. 17p. 62-71Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A neutron spectrometer at ITER is expected to provide estimates of plasma parameters such as ion temperature, Ti, fuel ion ratio, nt/nd, and Qthermal/Qtot, with 10-20% precision at a time resolution, Δt, of at least 100 ms. The present paper describes a method for evaluating different neutron spectroscopy techniques based on their instrumental response functions and synthetic measurement data. We include five different neutron spectrometric techniques with realistic response functions, based on simulations and measurements where available. The techniques are magnetic proton recoil, thin-foil proton recoil, gamma discriminating organic scintillator, diamond and time-of-flight. The reference position and line of sight of a high resolution neutron spectrometer on ITER are used in the study. ITER plasma conditions are simulated for realistic operating scenarios. The ITER conditions evaluated are beam and radio frequency heated and thermal deuterium-tritium plasmas. Results are given for each technique in terms of the estimated time resolution at which the parameter determination can be made within the required precision (here 10% for Ti and the relative intensities of NB and RF emission components). It is shown that under the assumptions made, the thin-foil techniques out-perform the other spectroscopy techniques in practically all measurement situations. For thermal conditions, the range of achieved Δt in the determination of Ti varies in time scales from ms (for the magnetic and thin-foil proton recoil) to s (for gamma discriminating organic scintillator).

  • 6. Batistoni, P.
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Lilley, S.
    Naish, J.
    Obryk, B.
    Popovichev, S.
    Stamatelatos, I.
    Syme, B.
    Vasilopoulou, T.
    Benchmark experiments on neutron streaming through JET Torus Hall penetrations2015In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 55, no 5, article id 053028Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Neutronics experiments are performed at JET for validating in a real fusion environment the neutronics codes and nuclear data applied in ITER nuclear analyses. In particular, the neutron fluence through the penetrations of the JET torus hall is measured and compared with calculations to assess the capability of state-of-art numerical tools to correctly predict the radiation streaming in the ITER biological shield penetrations up to large distances from the neutron source, in large and complex geometries. Neutron streaming experiments started in 2012 when several hundreds of very sensitive thermo-luminescence detectors (TLDs), enriched to different levels in (LiF)-Li-6/(LiF)-Li-7, were used to measure the neutron and gamma dose separately. Lessons learnt from this first experiment led to significant improvements in the experimental arrangements to reduce the effects due to directional neutron source and self-shielding of TLDs. Here we report the results of measurements performed during the 2013-2014 JET campaign. Data from new positions, at further locations in the South West labyrinth and down to the Torus Hall basement through the air duct chimney, were obtained up to about a 40m distance from the plasma neutron source. In order to avoid interference between TLDs due to self-shielding effects, only TLDs containing natural Lithium and 99.97% Li-7 were used. All TLDs were located in the centre of large polyethylene (PE) moderators, with Li-nat and Li-7 crystals evenly arranged within two PE containers, one in horizontal and the other in vertical orientation, to investigate the shadowing effect in the directional neutron field. All TLDs were calibrated in the quantities of air kerma and neutron fluence. This improved experimental arrangement led to reduced statistical spread in the experimental data. The Monte Carlo N-Particle (MCNP) code was used to calculate the air kerma due to neutrons and the neutron fluence at detector positions, using a JET model validated up to the magnetic limbs. JET biological shield and penetrations, the PE moderators and TLDs were modelled in detail. Different tallying methods were used in the calculations, which are routinely used in ITER nuclear analyses: the mesh tally and the track length estimator with multiple steps calculations using the surface source write/read capability available in MCNP. In both cases, the calculated neutron fluence (C) was compared to the measured fluence (E) and hence C/E comparisons have been obtained and are discussed. These results provide a validation of neutronics numerical tools, codes and nuclear data, used for ITER design.

  • 7.
    Batistoni, Paola
    et al.
    ENEA, Dept Fus & Technol Nucl Safety & Secur, I-00044 Frascati, Rome, Italy..
    Popovichev, S.
    Culham Sci Ctr, CCFE, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Lengar, I.
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Div, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia..
    Cufar, A.
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Div, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia..
    Abhangi, M.
    Inst Plasma Res, Gandhinagar 382428, Gujarat, India..
    Snoj, L.
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Div, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia..
    Horton, L.
    Culham Sci Ctr, JET Exploitat Unit, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Calibration of neutron detectors on the Joint European Torus2017In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 88, no 10, article id 103505Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The present paper describes the findings of the calibration of the neutron yield monitors on the Joint European Torus (JET) performed in 2013 using a Cf-252 source deployed inside the torus by the remote handling system, with particular regard to the calibration of fission chambers which provide the time resolved neutron yield from JET plasmas. The experimental data obtained in toroidal, radial, and vertical scans are presented. These data are first analysed following an analytical approach adopted in the previous neutron calibrations at JET. In this way, a calibration function for the volumetric plasma source is derived which allows us to understand the importance of the different plasma regions and of different spatial profiles of neutron emissivity on fission chamber response. Neutronics analyses have also been performed to calculate the correction factors needed to derive the plasma calibration factors taking into account the different energy spectrum and angular emission distribution of the calibrating (point) Cf-252 source, the discrete positions compared to the plasma volumetric source, and the calibration circumstances. All correction factors are presented and discussed. We discuss also the lessons learnt which are the basis for the on-going 14 MeV neutron calibration at JET and for ITER.

  • 8. Belli, Francesco
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Esposito, Basilio
    Giacomelli, Luca
    Kiptily, Vasily
    Luecke, Andre
    Marocco, Daniele
    Riva, Marco
    Schuhmacher, Helmut
    Syme, Brian
    Tittelmeier, Kai
    Zimbal, Andreas
    Conceptual Design, Development and Preliminary Tests of a Compact Neutron Spectrometer for the JET Experiment2012In: IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, ISSN 0018-9499, E-ISSN 1558-1578, Vol. 59, no 5, p. 2512-2519Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A Compact Neutron Spectrometer (CNS) has been developed to measure the neutron emission spectra in Joint European Torus (JET) fusion plasma experiments. The spectrometer, based on a liquid scintillation detector (BC501A), is equipped with a Digital Pulse Shape Discrimination (DPSD) acquisition system for neutron (n) and gamma-ray(gamma) separation. The CNS enables recording the n and gamma pulse height spectra (PHS) up to total count rates of similar to 10(6) s(-1). Energy resolution, after PHS unfolding, will be <2% for 14 MeV neutrons and <4% for 2.5 MeV neutrons. The work done by ENEA-Frascati and Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) respectively in the assembly and test of DPSD and scintillation detector, along with the first results obtained by the spectrometer in JET plasma experiments are presented. The experience obtained with CNS in JET will contribute to the development of neutron spectrometers suitable for applications in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

  • 9. Bertalot, I
    et al.
    Adams, J M
    Angelone, M
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Esposito, B
    Kaschuck, Y
    Henriksson, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Lamalle, P
    Marocco, D
    Murari, A
    JET EFDA contributors,
    ITER relevant developments in neutron diagnostics during the JET Trace Tritium campaign2005In: Fusion Eng. and Design, Vol. 74, p. 835-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 10. Bertalot, L.
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research.
    et al,
    ITER relevant developments in neutron diagnostics during the JET Trace Tritium campaign2004In: 23rd Symposium on Fusion Technology, Venice, Italy. 20/09/04., 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 11. Bertalot, L.
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research.
    et al,
    Neutron emission profile measurements with the JET Upgraded Neutron Profile Monitor during the JET-Trace Tritium Experiment.2004In: Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, San Diego California USA. 19/04/04., 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 12.
    Binda, Federico
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Absolute calibration of the JET neutron profile monitorIn: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Binda, Federico
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Calculation of the profile-dependent neutron backscatter matrix for the JET neutron camera system2017In: Fusion engineering and design, ISSN 0920-3796, E-ISSN 1873-7196, Vol. 123, p. 865-868Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We investigated the dependence of the backscatter component of the neutron spectrum on the emissivity profile. We did so for the JET neutron camera system, by calculating a profile-dependent backscatter matrix for each of the 19 camera channels using a MCNP model of the JET tokamak. We found that, when using a low minimum energy for the summation of the counts in the neutron pulse height spectrum, the backscatter contribution can depend significantly on the emissivity profile. The maximum variation in the backscatter level was 24% (8.0% when compared to the total emission). This effect needs to be considered when a correction for the backscatter contribution is applied to the measured profile.

  • 14.
    Binda, Federico
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sundén, Erik Andersson
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Forward fitting of experimental data from a NE213 neutron detector installed with the magnetic proton recoil upgraded spectrometer at JET2014In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 85, no 11, p. 11E123-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper, we present the results obtained from the data analysis of neutron spectra measured with a NE213 liquid scintillator at JET. We calculated the neutron response matrix of the instrument combining MCNPX simulations, a generic proton light output function measured with another detector and the fit of data from ohmic pulses. For the analysis, we selected a set of pulses with neutral beam injection heating (NBI) only and we applied a forward fitting procedure of modeled spectral components to extract the fraction of thermal neutron emission. The results showed the same trend of the ones obtained with the dedicated spectrometer TOFOR, even though the values from the NE213 analysis were systematically higher. This discrepancy is probably due to the different lines of sight of the two spectrometers (tangential for the NE213, vertical for TOFOR). The uncertainties on the thermal fraction estimates were from 4 to 7 times higher than the ones from the TOFOR analysis.

  • 15.
    Binda, Federico
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Skiba, Mateusz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Monte Carlo Simulation Of The Data Acquisition Chain Of Scintillation Detectors2014In: International Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics, SEP 09-13, 2013, Varenna, ITALY, 2014, p. 101-104Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The good performance of a detector can be strongly affected by the instrumentation used to acquire the data. The possibility of anticipating how the acquisition chain will affect the signal can help in finding the best solution among different set-ups. In this work we developed a Monte Carlo code that aims to simulate the effect of the various components of a digital Data Acquisition system (DAQ) applied to scintillation detectors. The components included in the model are: the scintillator, the photomultiplier tube (PMT), the signal cable and the digitizer. We benchmarked the code against real data acquired with a NE213 scintillator, comparing simulated and real signal pulses induced by gamma-ray interaction. Then we studied the dependence of the energy resolution of a pulse height spectrum (PHS) on the sampling frequency and the bit resolution of the digitizer. We found that exceeding some values of the sampling frequency and the bit resolution improves only marginally the performance of the system. The method can be applied for the study of various detector systems relevant for nuclear techniques, such as in fusion diagnostics.

  • 16.
    Binda, Federico
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Nocente, M.
    Univ Milano Bicocca, Dipartimento Fis G Occhialini.;Ist Fis Plasma P Caldirola..
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Generation of the neutron response function of an NE213 scintillator for fusion applications2017In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 866, p. 222-229Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we present a method to evaluate the neutron response function of an NE213 liquid scintillator. This method is particularly useful when the proton light yield function of the detector has not been measured, since it is based on a proton light yield function taken from literature, MCNPX simulations, measurements of gammarays from a calibration source and measurements of neutrons from fusion experiments with ohmic plasmas. The inclusion of the latter improves the description of the proton light yield function in the energy range of interest (around 2.46 MeV). We apply this method to an NE213 detector installed at JET, inside the radiation shielding of the magnetic proton recoil (MPRu) spectrometer, and present the results from the calibration along with some examples of application of the response function to perform neutron emission spectroscopy (NES) of fusion plasmas. We also investigate how the choice of the proton light yield function affects the NES analysis, finding that the result does not change significantly. This points to the fact that the method for the evaluation of the neutron response function is robust and gives reliable results.

  • 17.
    Binda, Federico
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Fabien, Jaulmes
    Study of the energy-dependent fast ion redistribution during sawtooth oscillations with the neutron camera at JETManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
  • 18. Bonheure, G
    et al.
    Angelone, M
    Barnsley, R
    Bertalot, L
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Esposito, B
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Loughlin, M
    Murari, A
    Mlynar, J
    Pillon, M
    Popovichev, S
    Syme, B
    Tardocchi, M
    Tsala, M
    JET-EFDA Contributors,
    Neutron diagnostics for reactor scale fusion experiments: a review of JET systems2006In: Workshop on Fast Neutron Detection and Applications, 2006, p. 091-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 19. Bonheure, G
    et al.
    Popovichev, S
    Bertalot, L
    Murari, A
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Neutron Research, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Mlynar, J
    Voitsekhovitch, I
    Neutron pofiles and fuel ratio nT/nD measurements in JET ELMy H-mode plasmas with tritium puff2006In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 46, no 7, p. 725-740Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Two-dimensional (2D) spatial profile and the temporal evolution of the 14 and 2.5 MeV neutron emissivities from D–D and D–T fusion reactions were studied using the measurements of the upgraded neutron profile monitor during the last trace tritium experiments in JET. The JET neutron profile monitor provides unique capability for 2.5 and 14 MeV neutrons line-integrated measurements simultaneously. A systematic comparison of D–D and D–T neutron emissivity was performed. The tritium concentration or fuel ratio (nT/nD) was analysed for a set of 34 ELMy-H mode discharges with tritium puff. Tritium concentration is deduced with a method based on the ratio of D–T 14 MeV and D–D 2.5 MeV neutron emissivities in order to exploit the maximum information available from neutron data. With the help of a tomography algorithm recently developed at JET, 2D spatial profiles of the tritium concentration in the plasma were obtained. These profiles can be used to perform transport studies. Tritium core confinement is clearly seen to increase with plasma density for the set of discharges studied. Differences in the shape of these profiles are also found between low and high density plasmas. Shortly after tritium puffing, 2D spatial profiles of the tritium concentration exhibit typical hollow profiles and in some cases transient poloidal asymmetric features have been observed in 2D images.

  • 20. Bonheure, George
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    et al,
    A study of 2-D spatial distribution of D-D and D-T neutron emission in JET Elmy H-mode plasmas with Tritium puff2005In: Proceedings of the EPS Conference, (Tarragona, Spain 27th June - 1st July 2005), 2005Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 21. Bonheure, George
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    et al,
    First MeV ion loss measurements using activation technique in reversed B experiments at JET2004In: Reviews of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 75, p. 3540-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22. Bonheure, George
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    et al,
    First MeV ions losses measurements using activation technique in reversed B experiments at JET.2004In: Topical Conference on High Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, San Diego California USA. 19/04/04., 2004Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 23.
    Bykov, I.
    et al.
    Royal Inst Technol KTH, Div Fus Plasma Phys, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Bergsåker, H.
    Royal Inst Technol KTH, Div Fus Plasma Phys, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Possnert, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, För teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakulteten gemensamma enheter, Tandem Laboratory.
    Zhou, Y.
    Royal Inst Technol KTH, Div Fus Plasma Phys, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Heinola, K.
    Univ Helsinki, Dept Phys, POB 64, Helsinki 00560, Finland..
    Pettersson, Jean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - BMC, Analytical Chemistry.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Likonen, J.
    VTT, POB 1000, Espoo 02044, Finland..
    Petersson, P.
    Royal Inst Technol KTH, Div Fus Plasma Phys, Stockholm, Sweden..
    Widdowson, A.
    EUROfus Consortium, JET, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Studies of Be migration in the JET tokamak using AMS with Be-10 marker2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The JET tokamak is operated with beryllium limiter tiles in the main chamber and tungsten coated carbon fiber composite tiles and solid W tiles in the divertor. One important issue is how wall materials are migrating during plasma operation. To study beryllium redistribution in the main chamber and in the divertor, a Be-10 enriched limiter tile was installed prior to plasma operations in 2011-2012. Methods to take surface samples have been developed, an abrasive method for bulk Be tiles in the main chamber, which permits reuse of the tiles, and leaching with hot HCl to remove all Be deposited at W coated surfaces in the divertor. Quantitative analysis of the total amount of Be in cm(2) sized samples was made with inductively coupled plasma atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES). The Be-10/Be-9 ratio in the samples was measured with accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). The experimental setup and methods are described in detail, including sample preparation, measures to eliminate contributions in AMS from the B-10 isobar, possible activation due to plasma generated neutrons and effects of diffusive isotope mixing. For the first time marker concentrations are measured in the divertor deposits. They are in the range 0.4-1.2% of the source concentration, with moderate poloidal variation.

  • 24.
    Cecconello, Marco
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Marocco, D.
    ENEA, CR Frascati, Via E Fermi 45, I-00044 Rome, Italy..
    Moro, F.
    ENEA, CR Frascati, Via E Fermi 45, I-00044 Rome, Italy..
    Esposito, B.
    ENEA, CR Frascati, Via E Fermi 45, I-00044 Rome, Italy..
    Neural network implementation for ITER neutron emissivity profile recognition2017In: Fusion engineering and design, ISSN 0920-3796, E-ISSN 1873-7196, Vol. 123, p. 637-640Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The ITER Radial Neutron Camera (RNC) is a neutron diagnostic intended for the measurement of the neutron emissivity radial profile and the estimate of the total fusion power. This paper presents a proof of-principle method based on neural networks to estimate the neutron emissivity profile in different ITER scenarios and for different RNC architectures. The design, optimization and training of the implemented neural network is presented together with a decision algorithm to select, among the multiple trained neural networks, which one provides the inverted neutron emissivity profile closest to the input one. Examples are given for a selection of ITER scenarios and RNC architectures. The results from this study indicate that neural networks for the neutron emissivity recognition in ITER can achieve an accuracy and precision within the spatial and temporal requirements set by ITER for such a diagnostic.

  • 25.
    Cecconello, Marco
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Donato, M.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Marini-Bettolo, C.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sangaroon, Siriyaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Measurement of the gamma-ray energy resolution function of EJ301 liquid scintillator using a dual channel ADC2014In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 753, p. 34-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A comparison of three different methods for the energy calibration of liquid scintillators using gamma-ray sources using only a delay unit and a dual channel ADC is presented. Single Compton edge measurements combined with MCNP simulations of the pulse height spectra are compared with the results obtained using Compton coincidence methods. Good agreement between the three methods is found. Measurements from the three different methods are then combined to provide the best estimate of the energy resolution function. The technique here presented could be easily used in laboratory courses as high performing ADCs become more common and affordable. (C) 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  • 26.
    Cecconello, Marco
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sangaroon, Siriyaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Donato, Mattia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Marini Bettolo, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Ronchi, Emanuele
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Ström, Petter
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, High Energy Physics.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Wodniak, Iwona
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Turnyanskiy, Mikhail
    Akers, Rob
    Cullen, Andy
    Fitzgerald, Ian
    McArdle, Graham
    Pacoto, Chris
    Thomas-Davies, Nigel
    The 2.5 MeV neutron flux monitor for MAST2014In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 753, p. 72-83Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Cecconello, Marco
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sangaroon, Siriyaporn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Turnyanskiy, M.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Wodniak, Iwona
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Akers, R. J.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Observation of fast ion behaviour with a neutron emission profile monitor in MAST2012In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 52, no 9, p. 094015-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Preliminary measurements of neutron emissivity at the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) along collimated lines-of-sight showa clear correlation between the neutron emissivity temporal and spatial evolution and the evolution of different MHD instabilities. In particular, the variations in neutron emissivity during sawtooth oscillations are compared with changes in the classical fast ion slowing-down time, while fast ion losses are observed in bursts during fishbones or as a continuous process during long-lived modes.

  • 28. Coelho, R.
    et al.
    Akaslompolo, S.
    Dinklage, A.
    Kus, A.
    Reimer, R.
    Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Blanco, E.
    Conway, G.
    Hacquin, S.
    Heuraux, S.
    Lechte, C.
    Da Silva, F.
    Sirinelli, A.
    Synthetic Diagnostics In The European Union Integrated Tokamak Modelling Simulation Platform2013In: Fusion science and technology, ISSN 1536-1055, E-ISSN 1943-7641, Vol. 63, no 1, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The European Union Integrated Tokamak Modelling Task Force (ITM-TF) has developed a standardized platform and an integrated modeling suite of codes for the simulation and prediction of a complete plasma discharge in any tokamak. The framework developed by ITM-TF allows for the development of sophisticated integrated simulations (workflows) for physics application, e.g., free-boundary equilibrium with feedback control, magnetohydrodynamic stability analysis, core/edge plasma transport, and heating and current drive. A significant effort is also under way to integrate synthetic diagnostic modules in the ITM-TF environment, namely, focusing on three-dimensional reflectometry, motional Stark effect, and neutron and neutral particle analyzer diagnostics. This paper gives an overview of the conceptual design of ITM-TF and preliminary results of the aforementioned synthetic diagnostic modules.

  • 29. Combo, A
    et al.
    Pereira, R
    Sousa, J
    Cruz, N
    Carvalho, P
    Varandra, C A F
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weisflog, M
    A PCI transient recorder module for the JET magnetic proton recoil neutron spectrometer2004In: Fusion Eng. and Design, Vol. 7, p. 151-Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30. Combo, Alvaro
    et al.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Kallne, Jan
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    et al,
    A PCI transient recorder module for the JET magnetic proton recoil neutron spectrometer2003In: 4th IAEA Technical Meeting on Control, Data Acquisition and Remote Participation for Fusion Research, 2003Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 31.
    Conroy, S
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Neutron spectrometer for ITER using silicon detectors2008In: Rev. Sci. Instr., submitted, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32.
    Cufar, Aljaz
    et al.
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Dept, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Batistoni, Paola
    ENEA, Dept Fus & Nucl Safety Technol, I-00044 Rome, Italy.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics. EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Ghani, Zamir
    Culham Ctr Fus Energy, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Lengar, Igor
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Dept, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Milocco, Alberto
    Culham Ctr Fus Energy, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Packer, Lee
    Culham Ctr Fus Energy, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Pillon, Mario
    ENEA, Dept Fus & Nucl Safety Technol, I-00044 Rome, Italy.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Popovichev, Sergey
    Culham Ctr Fus Energy, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Snoj, Luka
    Jozef Stefan Inst, Reactor Phys Dept, Jamova Cesta 39, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.;EUROfus Consortium, Culham Sci Ctr, Abingdon OX14 3DB, Oxon, England..
    Calculations to support JET neutron yield calibration: Modelling of neutron emission from a compact DT neutron generator2017In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 847, p. 199-204Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At the Joint European Torus (JET) the ex-vessel fission chambers and in-vessel activation detectors are used as the neutron production rate and neutron yield monitors respectively. In order to ensure that these detectors produce accurate measurements they need to be experimentally calibrated. A new calibration of neutron detectors to 14 MeV neutrons, resulting from deuterium tritium (DT) plasmas, is planned at JET using a compact accelerator based neutron generator (NG) in which a D/T beam impinges on a solid target containing T/D, producing neutrons by DT fusion reactions. This paper presents the analysis that was performed to model the neutron source characteristics in terms of energy spectrum, angle energy distribution and the effect of the neutron generator geometry. Different codes capable of simulating the accelerator based DT neutron sources are compared and sensitivities to uncertainties in the generator's internal structure analysed. The analysis was performed to support preparation to the experimental measurements performed to characterize the NG as a calibration source. Further extensive neutronics analyses, performed with this model of the NG, will be needed to support the neutron calibration experiments and take into account various differences between the calibration experiment and experiments using the plasma as a source of neutrons.

  • 33.
    Dzysiuk, Nataliia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Ericsson
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Modelling the neutron and gamma fluences at KR22013Report (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Dzysiuk, Nataliia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Skiba, Mateusz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Design of a Backscatter 14-MeV Neutron Time-of-Flight Spectrometer for Experiments at ITER2014In: Fusion Reactor Diagnostics / [ed] Gorini, G; Orsitto, FP; Sozzi, C; Tardocchi, M, 2014, Vol. 1612, p. 145-148Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Neutron energy spectrometry diagnostics play an important role in present-day experiments related to fusion energy research. Measurements and thorough analysis of the neutron emission from the fusion plasma give information on a number of basic fusion performance quantities, on the condition of the neutron source and plasma behavior. Here we discuss the backscatter Time-of-Flight (bTOF) spectrometer concept as a possible instrument for performing high resolution measurements of 14 MeV neutrons. The instrument is based on two sets of scintillators, a first scatterer exposed to a collimated neutron beam and a second detector set placed in the backward direction. The scintillators of the first set are enriched in deuterium to achieve neutron backscattering. The energy resolution and efficiency of a bTOF instrument have been determined for various geometrical configurations. A preliminary design of optimal geometry for the two scintillator sets has been obtained by Monte Carlo simulations based on the MCNPX code.

  • 35.
    Ericsson, G
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sunden, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, C
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Wikström, G
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    Pereira, R.C
    Combo, A
    Cruz, N
    Sousa, J
    Correia, C
    Popovichev, S
    JET EFDA contributors,
    Upgrade of the Magnetic Proton Recoil (MPRu) spectrometer for 1.5-18 MeV neutrons for JET and the next step2006In: Workshop on Fast Neutron Detection and Applications,, 2006, p. 039-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Ericsson, G
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ognissanto, F
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Angelone, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Popovichev, S
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Prospects for High Resolution Neutron Spectroscopy on High Power Fusion Devices in View of the Recent Diagnostic Developments at JET2008In: AIP Conference Proceedings 988, 2008, p. 307-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Ericsson, G
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Ognissanto, F
    Tardocchi, M
    Angelone, M
    Popovichev, S
    Prospects for High Resolution Neutron Spectroscopy on High Power Fusion Devices in View of the Recent Diagnostic Developments at JET2007Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 38.
    Ericsson, G.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Conroy, S.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Johnson, M. Gatu
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Andersson Sundén, E.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Cecconello, Marco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Sangaroon, S.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy.
    Neutron spectroscopy as a fuel ion ratio diagnostic: Lessons from JET and prospects for ITER2010In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 81, no 10, p. 10D324-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The determination of the fuel ion ratio n(t)/n(d) in ITER is required at a precision of 20%, time resolution of 100 ms, spatial resolution of a/10, and over a range of 0.01<10. We use simplified but realistic Monte Carlo models of ITER to assess the possibility to use neutron emission spectroscopy ((NES) for such measurements. We show that NES meets the requirements for ion temperatures T-i>6 keV and for n(T)/n(D)<0.6. A crucial issue is the signal-to-background situation in the measurement of the weak 2.5 MeV emission from DD reactions in the presence of a background of scattered 14 MeV DT neutrons. Important experimental input and corroboration for this assessment are presented from the time-of-flight neutron spectrometer at JET where the presence of a strong component of backscattered neutrons is observed. Neutron emission components on ITER due to beam-thermal and tritium-tritium reactions can further enhance the prospects for NES.

  • 39.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Binda, Federico
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Lerche, E.
    Skiba, Mateusz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Van Eester, D.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Neutron spectrometry measurements of energetic deuterons in ICRF heated plasmas with the ITER-like wall at JET2014In: 41th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2014 (EPS 2014): Europhysics Conference Abstracts, 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    At JET, experiments have been conducted in order to optimize the performance of ion cyclotron radio-frequency (ICRF) heating in the presence of the newly installed ITER-like wall. The ICRF was tuned to the cyclotron frequency of minority hydrogen (H), which is also the 2nd harmonic of the cyclotron frequency of deuterium (D). The relative H concentration was varied from a few percent up to about 25 percent in a series of plasma discharges and the neutron time-of-flight spectrometer TOFOR was used to measure the energy spectrum of neutrons from the D(D,n)3He reaction during these discharges. It could be seen that the signal from ICRF accelerated deuterons depended strongly on H concentration. This observation indicates that the ICRF power absorbed by D at the 2nd harmonic cyclotron resonance increases with decreasing H concentration. This is in qualitative agreement with theoretical expectations obtained from the plasma wave equation solver TOMCAT.

  • 40.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Castegnetti, Giuseppe
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Luca, Giacomelli
    Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Deuterium density profile determination at JET using a neutron camera and a neutronspectrometer2014In: Review of Scientific Instruments, ISSN 0034-6748, E-ISSN 1089-7623, Vol. 85, no 11, p. 11E106-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this work we estimate the fuel ion density profile in deuterium plasmas at JET, using the JET neutron camera, the neutron time-of-flight spectrometer TOFOR, and fusion reactivities modeled by the transport code TRANSP. The framework has been tested using synthetic data, which showed that the density profile could be reconstructed with an average accuracy of the order of 10 %. The method has also been applied to neutron measurements from a neutral beam heated JET discharge, which gave nd/ne ≈ 0.6 ± 0.3 in the plasma core and nd/ne ≈ 0.4 ± 0.3 towards the edge. Correction factors for detector efficiencies, neutron attenuation, and back-scattering are not yet included in the analysis; future work will aim at refining the estimated density.

  • 41.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Calculating fusion neutron energy spectra from arbitrary reactant distributions2016In: Computer Physics Communications, ISSN 0010-4655, E-ISSN 1879-2944, Vol. 199, p. 40-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Directional Relativistic Spectrum Simulator (DRESS) code can perform Monte-Carlo calculations of reaction product spectra from arbitrary reactant distributions, using fully relativistic kinematics. The code is set up to calculate energy spectra from neutrons and alpha particles produced in the D(d, n)3He and T(d, n)4He fusion reactions, but any two-body reaction can be simulated by including the corresponding cross section. The code has been thoroughly tested. The kinematics calculations have been benchmarked against the kinematics module of the ROOT Data Analysis Framework. Calculated neutron energy spectra have been validated against tabulated fusion reactivities and against an exact analytical expression for the thermonuclear fusion neutron spectrum, with good agreement. The DRESS code will be used as the core of a detailed synthetic diagnostic framework for neutron measurements at the JET and MAST tokamaks.

  • 42.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Cecconello, Marco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Pinches, S D
    Sharapov, S E
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    JET EFDA contributors, .
    Finite Larmor radii effects in fast ion measurements with neutron emission spectrometry2013In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, ISSN 0741-3335, E-ISSN 1361-6587, Vol. 55, no 1, p. 015008-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When analysing data from fast ion measurements it is normally assumed that the gyro-phase distribution of the ions is isotropic within the field of view of the measuring instrument. This assumption is not valid if the Larmor radii of the fast ions are comparable to—or larger than—the gradient scale length in the spatial distribution of the ions, and if this scale length is comparable to—or smaller than—the width of the field of view of the measuring instrument. In this paper the effect of such an anisotropy is demonstrated by analysing neutron emission spectrometry data from a JET experiment with deuterium neutral beams together with radiofrequency heating at the third harmonic of the deuterium cyclotron frequency. In the experiment, the neutron time-of-flight spectrometer TOFOR was used to measure the neutrons from the d(d,n) 3 He-reaction. Comparison of the experimental data with Monte Carlo calculations shows that the finite Larmor radii of the fast ions need to be included in the modelling to get a good description of the data. Similar effects are likely to be important for other fast ion diagnostics, such as γ -ray spectroscopy and neutral particle analysis, as well.

  • 43.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Neutron emission from a tritium rich fusion plasma: simulations in view of a possible future d-t campaign at JET2012In: 39th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics 2012 (EPS 2012): Europhysics Conference Abstracts, 2012Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

     Neutron energy spectra from the t(t,2n)4He (t-t) reaction has been calculated for different fuel ion distributions, in order to assess the possibility to use this reaction when analyzing neutron spectrometry data from plasmas with very high tritium fraction. The shape of the neutron spectrum is determined by three-body kinematics, and is modified by interactions between the reaction products, primarily between the neutron and the 4He. The results indicate that the analysis of a t-t spectrum will be more challenging than for the d-t and d-d reactions. However, for fast ions in the MeV range, produced e.g. by harmonic radiofrequency heating and neutral beam injection, it should still be possible to obtain fast ion information from the neutron spectrum.

  • 44.
    Eriksson, Jacob
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Nocente, Massimo
    Binda, Federico
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Cazzaniga, Carlo
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, Giuseppe
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sharapov, Sergei
    Skiba, Mateusz
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, Marco
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Dual sightline measurements of MeV range deuterons with neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy at JET2015In: Nuclear Fusion, ISSN 0029-5515, E-ISSN 1741-4326, Vol. 55, no 12, article id 123026Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Observations made in a JET experiment aimed at accelerating deuterons to the MeV range by third harmonic radio-frequency (RF) heating coupled into a deuterium beam are reported. Measurements are based on a set of advanced neutron and gamma-ray spectrometers that, for the first time, observe the plasma simultaneously along vertical and oblique lines of sight. Parameters of the fast ion energy distribution, such as the high energy cut-off of the deuteron distribution function and the RF coupling constant, are determined from data within a uniform analysis framework for neutron and gamma-ray spectroscopy based on a one-dimensional model and by a consistency check among the individual measurement techniques. A systematic difference is seen between the two lines of sight and is interpreted to originate from the sensitivity of the oblique detectors to the pitch-angle structure of the distribution around the resonance, which is not correctly portrayed within the adopted one dimensional model. A framework to calculate neutron and gamma-ray emission from a spatially resolved, two-dimensional deuteron distribution specified by energy/pitch is thus developed and used for a first comparison with predictions from ab initio models of RF heating at multiple harmonics.

    The results presented in this paper are of relevance for the development of advanced diagnostic techniques for MeV range ions in high performance fusion plasmas, with applications to the experimental validation of RF heating codes and, more generally, to studies of the energy distribution of ions in the MeV range in high performance deuterium and deuterium-tritium plasmas.

  • 45.
    Frenje, J
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ballabio, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, M
    Traneus, E
    Kallne, J
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Neutron spectrometry of triton burn-up in plasmas of deuterium1998In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 40, p. 1211-1219Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The first measurement of the energy distribution of the neutron emission from the nuclear burn-up of tritons produced at 1 MeV in d + d --> t+p reactions is reported. The results refer to deuterium plasmas with a strongly pulsed neutron production attaine

  • 46.
    Frenje, j
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    conroy, s
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    ericsson, g
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    källne, j
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    renberg, p-u
    Interfaculty Units, The Svedberg Laboratory. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    traneus, e
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Neutron Research. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Deuterated plastic scintillator for proton detection in a neutron background1996In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, Vol. 376, p. 462-465Article in journal (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 47.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    Combo, A
    Cruz, N
    Sousa, J
    Popovichev, S
    The 2.5 MeV Neutron Time-of-Flight Spectrometer TOFOR for Experiments at JET2007Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 48.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Tardocchi, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    The TOFOR Neutron Spectrometer for High Performance Measurements of D Plasma Fuel Ion Properties2008In: AIP Conference Proceedings 988, 2008, p. 311-Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Gatu Johnson, M
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, A
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Weiszflog, M
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, S
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, G
    Department of Neutron Research. Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, C
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, J
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, E
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, H
    Uppsala University, Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    The TOFOR Neutron Spectrometer for High-Performance Measurements of D Plasma Fuel Ion Properties2007Report (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 50.
    Gatu Johnson, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Giacomelli, L
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hjalmarsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Källne, Jan
    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, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity.
    Weiszflog, Matthias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Andersson Sundén, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Conroy, Sean
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ericsson, Göran
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Hellesen, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Ronchi, Emanuele
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Sjöstrand, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Applied Nuclear Physics.
    Gorini, G
    Tardocchi, M
    Combo, A
    Cruz, N
    Sousa, J
    Popovichev, S
    The 2.5-MeV neutron time-of-flight spectrometer TOFOR for experiments at JET2008In: Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, ISSN 0168-9002, E-ISSN 1872-9576, Vol. 591, no 2, p. 417-430Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A time-of-flight (TOF) spectrometer for measurement of the 2.5-MeV neutron emission from fusion plasmas has been developed and put into use at the JET tokamak. It has been optimized for operation at high rates (TOFOR) for the purpose of performing advanced neutron emission spectroscopy (NES) diagnosis of deuterium plasmas with a focus on the fuel ion motional states for different auxiliary heating scenarios. This requires operation over a large dynamic range, including high rates of > 100 kHz with a maximum value of 0.5 MHz for the TOFOR design. This paper describes the design principles and their technical realization. The performance is illustrated with recent neutron TOF spectra recorded for plasmas subjected to different heating scenarios. A true event count rate of 39 kHz has been achieved at about a tenth of the expected neutron yield limit of JET, giving a projected maximum of 400 kHz at peak JET plasma yield. This means that the count rate capability for NES diagnosis of D plasmas has been improved more than an order of magnitude. Another important performance factor is the spectrometer bandwidth, where data have been acquired and analyzed successfully with a response function for neutrons over the energy range 1 to > 5 MeV. The implications of instrumental advancement represented by TOFOR are discussed.

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