High-energy neutral particle measurement system in the large helical device

Tetsuo Ozaki, Vincenzo Zanza, Giovanni Bracco, Arturo Moleti, Benedetlo Tilia, Alessandro Sibio, Shigeru Sudo, Hideya Nakanishi, Mamoru Kojima, Mamoru Shoji

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The development of a high-energy neutral particle measurement system for ion temperature measurements and high-energy particle confinement analysis during neutral beam injection and ion cyclotron resonance frequency heating experiments in the large helical device (LHD) is described here. We have been improving the time-of-flight neutral particle analyzer for the LHD which had been developed in ENEA Frascati. The control and data acquisition systems were designed to be suitable for long discharges in the LHD. The horizontal and vertical movable stage is prepared to investigate pitch-angle distribution and loss cone. We have resolved many difficulties at installation, for example, the strong leakage magnetic field from the LHD and the limitations of magnetized materials near the LHD, the quench of the superconducting magnetic field, the narrow viewing port, and the fully remote control system. The preliminary results in plasma experiments are also described here. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2698 - 2703
Number of pages6
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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Ozaki, T., Zanza, V., Bracco, G., Moleti, A., Tilia, B., Sibio, A., ... Shoji, M. (2000). High-energy neutral particle measurement system in the large helical device. Review of Scientific Instruments, 71(7), 2698 - 2703. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1150677