Fusion alpha-particle diagnostics for DT experiments on the joint European torus

V.G. Kiptily, P. Beaumont, F. Belli, F.E. Cecil, S. Conroy, T. Craciunescu, M. Garcia-Munoz, M. Curuia, D. Darrow, G. Ericsson, A.M. Fernandes, L. Giacomelli, Gorini, A. Murari, M. Nocente, R.C. Pereira, C. Perez Von Thun, S. Popovichev, M. Riva, M. SantalaS. Soare, J. Sousa, D.B. Syme, M. Tardocchi, V.L. Zoita, I.N. Chugunov, D.B. Gin, E. Khilkevich, A.E. Shevelev, V. Goloborod'ko, S.E. Sharapov, I. Voitsekhovitch, V. Yavorskij

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JET equipped with ITER-like wall (a beryllium wall and a tungsten divertor) can provide auxiliary heating with power up to 35MW, producing a significant population of α-particles in DT operation. The direct measurements of alphas are very difficult and α-particle studies require a significant development of dedicated diagnostics. JET now has an excellent set of confined and lost fast particle diagnostics for measuring the α-particle source and its evolution in space and time, α-particle energy distribution, and α-particle losses. This paper describes how the above mentioned JET diagnostic systems could be used for α-particle measurements, and what options exist for keeping the essential α-particle diagnostics functioning well in the presence of intense DT neutron flux. Also, α-particle diagnostics for ITER are discussed. © 2014 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2014 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics
Period1/1/14 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Kiptily, V. G., Beaumont, P., Belli, F., Cecil, F. E., Conroy, S., Craciunescu, T., ... Yavorskij, V. (2014). Fusion alpha-particle diagnostics for DT experiments on the joint European torus. Paper presented at International Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4894029