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Title: Forward fitting of experimental data from a NE213 neutron detector installed with the magnetic proton recoil upgraded spectrometer at JET

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.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, EURATOM-VR Association, Uppsala University, Uppsala (Sweden)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22303710
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 85; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 Euratom; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; BEAM INJECTION HEATING; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DATA ANALYSIS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; JET TOKAMAK; MONTE CARLO METHOD; NEUTRON DETECTION; NEUTRON SPECTRA; PROTON RECOIL DETECTORS; SCINTILLATION COUNTERS; SPECTROMETERS; THERMAL NEUTRONS; TIME-OF-FLIGHT SPECTROMETERS