New diagnostic techniques and technologies at JET (invited)

A. Murari, B. Alper, L. Bertalot, J.H. Brzozowski, P. Coad, S. Conroy, E. De La Luna, G. Ericsson, H.G. Esser, S. Hacquin, J. Kaellne, V. Kiptily, K. Lawson, M. O'Mullane, V. Philipps, S. Sharapov, K.-D. Zastrow

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The European Fusion Development Agreement's mission for JET is the development of ITER scenarios exploiting the specific properties of the device. This task requires significant improvements in the measuring techniques. The most innovative diagnostic upgrades are in the fields of edge measurements, detection of fast magnetohydrodynamics modes and "burning plasma" diagnostics. The importance of plasma-wall interactions, and, in particular, the issue of tritium inventory promoted the development of the quartz microbalance, a detector with improved time resolution to measure material redeposition in the remote areas of the inner divertor. Measurement of Alfv́n cascades with unprecedented spectral resolution, reaching a toroidal n number of up to 16, was obtained using an O -mode microwave reflectometer as an interferometer. For the diagnosis of the fusion products, a new approach is being developed to measure the He ash based on double charge exchange between thermalized particles and neutrals from JET beams. There have been several upgrades of the neutron diagnostic systems, one of which, the new time of flight neutron spectrometer designed for high counting rates is described. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10F529
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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Murari, A., Alper, B., Bertalot, L., Brzozowski, J. H., Coad, P., Conroy, S., ... Zastrow, K-D. (2006). New diagnostic techniques and technologies at JET (invited). Review of Scientific Instruments, 77(10), -. [10F529].