A pellet ablation diagnostic system for the RFX reversed field pinch

L. Garzotti, P. Innocente, S. Martini, R. Pasqualotto, P. Scarin, M. Valisa

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In view of the installation of a multiple pellet injector on the RFX experiment, an integrated diagnostic system has been designed to monitor the pellet behavior in the plasma. The evidence in the reversed field pinches (RFPs) of large poloidal and toroidal pellet deflections along magnetic field lines due to asymmetric ablation, calls for a 3D system with good space and time resolution. Two arrays of Hαdetectors will view the trajectories of the pellets from below and from behind and a digital charged coupled device (CCD) camera will view the injection poloidal section from a tangential viewpoint. The two systems will allow the complete determination of the time-resolved trajectory of each pellet. The space integrated Hαemission rate will be measured by a large angle detector and by a space integration of the CCD camera measurement. © 1995 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616 - 618
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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Garzotti, L., Innocente, P., Martini, S., Pasqualotto, R., Scarin, P., & Valisa, M. (1995). A pellet ablation diagnostic system for the RFX reversed field pinch. Review of Scientific Instruments, 66(1), 616 - 618. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1146304