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Title: Extreme ultra-violet movie camera for imaging microsecond time scale magnetic reconnection

An ultra-fast extreme ultra-violet (EUV) movie camera has been developed for imaging magnetic reconnection in the Caltech spheromak/astrophysical jet experiment. The camera consists of a broadband Mo:Si multilayer mirror, a fast decaying YAG:Ce scintillator, a visible light block, and a high-speed visible light CCD camera. The camera can capture EUV images as fast as 3.3 × 10{sup 6} frames per second with 0.5 cm spatial resolution. The spectral range is from 20 eV to 60 eV. EUV images reveal strong, transient, highly localized bursts of EUV radiation when magnetic reconnection occurs.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Applied Physics, Caltech, 1200 E. California Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91125 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220218
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 84; Journal Issue: 12; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CAMERAS; CAPTURE; CHARGE-COUPLED DEVICES; EV RANGE 10-100; IMAGES; MAGNETIC RECONNECTION; NEODYMIUM LASERS; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; PLASMA DIAGNOSTICS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; SPHEROMAK DEVICES; VISIBLE RADIATION