Neutron spectra unfolding with minimum fisher regularisation

J. Mlynar, L. Bertalot, M. Tsalas, G. Bonheure, S. Conroy

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Abstract

During past experimental campaigns at JET, the NE213 liquid scintillator proved to be a valid diagnostic tool for spectral measurements of fusion neutrons emitted from the plasma. The scintillator response function to neutrons is derived from theoretical estimation combined with measurements at an accelerator-based neutron source. The spectrum unfolding poses an illconditioned inversion problem similar to tomographic reconstruction. Minimum Fisher Regularisation (MFR) is one of the established methods in plasma 2D tomography, providing a rapid and robust tool for sparse data inversion without special a priori assumptions. In neutron analyses at JET, the MFR has been applied both in tomography (see contribution by G. Bonheure) and in unfolding the NE213 spectra, where good agreement with results of the standard Maximum Entropy unfolding procedure (MAXED) was demonstrated. This contribution is focussed on further progress in the MFR application to the unfolding of NE213 spectra. In particular, the L-curve maximum curvature optimisation was implemented which gives MFR the full independence required for automated operation. New results are presented in comparison with the MAXED analyses. The differences between the data and the retrofit of the unfolded spectra are studied and the MFR potential for future applications is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 Jan 2006 → …

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Conference2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006
CountrySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period1/1/06 → …

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Mlynar, J., Bertalot, L., Tsalas, M., Bonheure, G., & Conroy, S. (2006). Neutron spectra unfolding with minimum fisher regularisation. Paper presented at 2006 International Workshop on Fast Neutron Detectors and Applications, FNDA 2006, Cape Town, South Africa.