Modeling and simulation of a beam emission spectroscopy diagnostic for the ITER prototype neutral beam injector

M. Barbisan, B. Zaniol, R. Pasqualotto

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A test facility for the development of the neutral beam injection system for ITER is under construction at Consorzio RFX. It will host two experiments: SPIDER, a 100 keV H-/D- ion RF source, and MITICA, a prototype of the full performance ITER injector (1 MV, 17 MW beam). A set of diagnostics will monitor the operation and allow to optimize the performance of the two prototypes. In particular, beam emission spectroscopy will measure the uniformity and the divergence of the fast particles beam exiting the ion source and travelling through the beam line components. This type of measurement is based on the collection of the Hα/Dα emission resulting from the interaction of the energetic particles with the background gas. A numerical model has been developed to simulate the spectrum of the collected emissions in order to design this diagnostic and to study its performance. The paper describes the model at the base of the simulations and presents the modeled Hα spectra in the case of MITICA experiment. © 2014 Euratom.
Original languageEnglish
Article number11E430
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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