Electron temperature measurements with high time resolution in RFX

P. Martin, A. Murari, L. Marrelli

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Core electron temperature measurements have been performed in the large, high-current RFX reversed field pinch experiment (a = 0.46 m, R = 2 m, target plasma current = 2 MA) with the double filter technique. With this technique the soft x-ray emission is measured by two Si detectors, covered by different Be-filters, and viewing the same region of the plasma. By choosing the filters in such a way that only the emission from the continuum part of the spectrum is measured, the ratio of the two signals is a function of the highest electron temperature along the line of sight of the detectors. With this diagnostic, the electron temperature Tehas been measured in RFX with a bandwidth of approximately 2 kHz. This allows the direct measurement, for the first time in a RFP on a single shot basis, of coherent Teoscillations, associated with relaxation events and showing under some conditions a sawtooth-like character. The measurements of electron temperature obtained with this method are in good agreement with those performed with other diagnostics. © 1996 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1023 - 1031
Number of pages9
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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