Spectra of heliumlike krypton from tokamak fusion test reactor plasmas

M. Bitter, H. Hsuan, C. Bush, S. Cohen, C. J. Cummings, B. Grek, K. W. Hill, J. Schivell, M. Zarnstorff, P. Beiersdorfer, A. Osterheld, A. Smith, B. Fraenkel

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Experiments were conducted on TFTR to study the radiation of krypton which will be important for future tokamaks, such as ITER, for the diagnostic of the central ion temperature and for the control of the energy release from the plasma by radiative cooling. The total krypton radiation was monitored, and satellite spectra of Kr xxxv were recorded with a high-resolution crystal spectrometer. Radiative cooling and reduced particle recycling at the plasma edge region were observed, in reasonable agreement with modeling calculations which included radial transport.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1007-1010
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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