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Title: Multi-energy SXR cameras for magnetically confined fusion plasmas (invited)

A compact multi-energy soft x-ray camera has been developed for time, energy and space-resolved measurements of the soft-x-ray emissivity in magnetically confined fusion plasmas. Multi-energy soft x-ray imaging provides a unique opportunity for measuring, simultaneously, a variety of important plasma properties (T e, n Z, ΔZ eff, and n e,fast). The electron temperature can be obtained by modeling the slope of the continuum radiation from ratios of the available brightness and inverted radial emissivity profiles over multiple energy ranges. Impurity density measurements are also possible using the line-emission from medium- to high-Z impurities to separate the background as well as transient levels of metal contributions. As a result, this technique should be explored also as a burning plasma diagnostic in-view of its simplicity and robustness.
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  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  3. The Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09CH11466; FC02-99ER54512; OFES 2015 Early Career Award No. AT-10-20-10-1 at PPPL
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 11; Conference: 21st Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, Madison, WI (United States), 5-9 Jun 2016; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
Contributing Orgs:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; pulse-height analyzer; electron-temperature; ht-7 tokamak
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