Measurement and simulation of the response function of time of flight enhanced diagnostics neutron spectrometer for beam ion studies at EAST tokamak

X.Y. Peng, Z.J. Chen, X. Zhang, T.F. Du, Z.M. Hu, L.J. Ge, Y.M. Zhang, J.Q. Sun, G. Gorini, M. Nocente, M. Tardocchi, L.Q. Hu, G.Q. Zhong, N. Pu, S.Y. Lin, B.N. Wan, X.Q. Li, G.H. Zhang, J.X. Chen, T.S. Fan

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The 2.5 MeV TOFED (Time-Of-Flight Enhanced Diagnostics) neutron spectrometer with a double-ring structure has been installed at Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) to perform advanced neutron emission spectroscopy diagnosis of deuterium plasmas. This work describes the response function of the TOFED spectrometer, which is evaluated for the fully assembled instrument in its final layout. Results from Monte Carlo simulations and dedicated experiments with pulsed light sources are presented and used to determine properties of light transport from the scintillator. A GEANT4 model of the TOFED spectrometer was developed to calculate the instrument response matrix. The simulated TOFED response function was successfully benchmarked against measurements of the time-of-flight spectra for quasi-monoenergetic neutrons in the energy range of 1-4 MeV. The results are discussed in relation to the capability of TOFED to perform beam ion studies on EAST.
Original languageEnglish
Article number11D836
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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