Measurements with vertically viewing charge exchange analyzers during ion cyclotron range of frequencies heating in TFTR

R. Kaita, G. W. Hammett, G. Gammel, Robert James Goldston, S. S. Medley, S. D. Scott, K. M. Young

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Abstract

The utility of charge exchange neutral particle analyzers for studying energetic ion distributions in high-temperature plasmas has been demonstrated in a variety of tokamak experiments. Power deposition profiles have been estimated in the Princeton large torus (PLT) from particle measurements as a function of energy and angle during heating in the ion cyclotron range of frequencies (ICRF) and extensive studies of this heating mode are planned for the upcoming operational period in the tokamak fusion test reactor (TFTR). Unlike the horizontally scanning analyzer on PLT, the TFTR system consists of vertical sightlines intersecting a poloidal cross section of the plasma. A bounce-averaged Fokker-Planck program, which includes a quasilinear operator to calculate ICRF-generated energetic ions, is used to simulate the charge exchange flux expected during fundamental hydrogen heating. These sightlines also cross the trajectory of a diagnostic neutral beam (DNB), and it may be possible to observe the fast ion tail during 3He minority heating, if the DNB is operated in helium for double charge exchange neutralization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1691-1693
Number of pages3
JournalReview of Scientific Instruments
Volume59
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation

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