Thermal and electrostatic simulations of the diagnostic calorimeter for the Source for Production of Ion of Deuterium Extracted from RF plasma beam

G. Serianni, M. Dalla Palma, M. De Muri, D. Fasolo, R. Pasqualotto, N. Pomaro, A. Rizzolo, M. Tollin

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Abstract

To study and optimise negative ion production for the ITER neutral beam injectors, a test facility is under construction in Padova with the aim of testing beam characteristics and to verify the source proper operation. The instrumented calorimeter STRIKE (short-time retractable instrumented kalorimeter experiment) is being developed to characterise the SPIDER (Source for Production of Ion of Deuterium Extracted from RF plasma) beam during short operations. The paper presents an investigation of the response of STRIKE measurement systems. It results that biasing is necessary to cope with the influence of secondary electrons on current measurements; moreover, despite the discretisation of the recorded thermal patterns introduced by the pixels of thermal cameras, a sufficient spatial resolution is expected © 2012 EURATOM.
Original languageEnglish
Article number02B725
Pages (from-to)-
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume83
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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  • Instrumentation

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