Neutron emission profiles and energy spectra measurements at JET

L. Giacomelli, S. Conroy, F. Belli, G. Gorini, L. Horton, E. Joffrin, E. Lerche, A. Murari, S. Popovichev, M. Riva, B. Syme

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The Joint European Toras (JET, Culham, UK) is the largest tokamak in the world. It is devoted to nuclear fusion experiments of magnetic confined Deuterium (D) or Deuterium-Tritium (DT) plasmas. JET has been upgraded over the years and recently it has also become a test facility of the components designed for ITER, the next step fusion machine under construction in Cadarache (France). JET makes use of many different diagnostics to measure the physical quantities of interest in plasma experiments. Concerning D or DT plasmas neutron production, various types of detectors are implemented to provide information upon the neutron total yield, emission profile and energy spectrum. The neutron emission profile emitted from the JET plasma poloidal section is reconstructed using the neutron camera (KN3). In 2010 KN3 was equipped with a new digital data acquisition system capable of high rate neutron measurements (<0.5 MCps). A similar instrument will be implemented on ITER and it is currently in its design phase. Various types of neutron spectrometers with different view lines are also operational on JET. One of them is a new compact spectrometer (KM12) based on organic liquid scintillating material which was installed in 2010 and implements a similar digital data acquisition system as for KN3. This article illustrates the measurement results of KN3 neutron emission profiles and KM 12 neutron energy spectra from the latest JET D experimental campaign C31. © 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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Giacomelli, L., Conroy, S., Belli, F., Gorini, G., Horton, L., Joffrin, E., ... Syme, B. (2014). Neutron emission profiles and energy spectra measurements at JET. Paper presented at International Conference on Fusion Reactor Diagnostics, Italy.