Experimental and simulated VUV spectra from the JET tokamak and the reversed field pinch RFX

M. Mattioli, K.B. Fournier, M.E. Puiatti, M. Valisa, L. Carraro, I. Coffey, M. O'Mullane, F. Sattin, P. Scarin

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Experimental VUV spectra from the JET tokamak and from the reversed field pinch RFX have been simulated. For the former device both n = 2 to n = 2 L-shell Ar and Ne spectra (respectively, in the 14.5-43.0 and in the 35.0-80.0 nm ranges) were considered, whereas for RFX only the Ne spectrum was available. The spectra have been observed with the SPRED spectrometer. From the simulation of the spectra, relative sensitivity curves have been obtained for each instrument in the ranges of the simulation. For RFX only, it has been possible to extend this curve from ∼13.0 to ∼105 nm, by simulating intrinsic C and O emissions. The photon emission coefficients of the lines with wavelengths in the ranges of the experimental spectra were obtained from collisional-radiative models. For Ar and Ne these coefficients have been calculated by the Hebrew University Lawrence Livermore Atomic Codes atomic physics codes, whereas for C and O the corresponding coefficients have been taken from the 'Atomic Data and Analysis Structure' database. Impurity modelling is performed using a one-dimensional impurity transport code, calculating for each atomic species the radial distribution of the impurity ions. The line brightnesses are evaluated in a post-processing subroutine and the simulations of the spectra are obtained. The spectral simulations (including impurity ion transport) give confidence in the atomic physics calculations, and allow the determination of the transport coefficients in the plasma regions from which the considered ionization states emit. Finally, the obtained relative sensitivity curves of the two SPRED spectrometers have been compared with the calibrations performed by means of the branching ratio technique.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33 - 50
Number of pages18
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Mattioli, M., Fournier, K. B., Puiatti, M. E., Valisa, M., Carraro, L., Coffey, I., ... Scarin, P. (2002). Experimental and simulated VUV spectra from the JET tokamak and the reversed field pinch RFX. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 44(1), 33 - 50. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/44/1/304