RFX diagnostics

M Bagatin, A Buffa, V Antoni, M Bassan, L Carraro, S Costa, D Desideri, G Gadani, L Giudicotti, P Innocente, P Martin, S Martini, M Monari, M Moresco, A Murari, A Parini, R Pasqualotto, M.E Puiatti, A Sardella, P ScarinM Valisa, E Zilli

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In this paper the diagnostic systems implemented on the reversed field pinch (RFP) experiment RFX are presented. The paper is mainly concerned with the general engineering aspects and with the development work addressed to meet specific requirements such as immunity to electrical noise, ultrahigh vacuum compatibility, reliability. A general guideline adopted in the development of diagnostics was to use, whenever possible, proven methods, at least for the systems dedicated to the measurement of the most significant parameters. Each section of the paper illustrates a different system, in which the diagnostic constraints and the specific choices derived from the peculiarities of the RFP configuration are discussed. Although the majority of the diagnostic instruments are at present fully developed and operational, some of them, i.e. far-IR polarimeter, microwave reflectometer, soft X-ray and bolometer tomographic system are either under prototype testing or under construction. © 1995.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)425 - 460
Number of pages36
JournalFusion Engineering and Design
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Bagatin, M., Buffa, A., Antoni, V., Bassan, M., Carraro, L., Costa, S., ... Zilli, E. (1995). RFX diagnostics. Fusion Engineering and Design, 25(4), 425 - 460. https://doi.org/10.1016/0920-3796(94)00283-D