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Validation of fast-ion D-alpha spectrum measurements during EAST neutral-beam heated plasmas

  • Author(s): Huang, J
  • Heidbrink, WW
  • Von Hellermann, MG
  • Stagner, L
  • Wu, CR
  • Hou, YM
  • Chang, JF
  • Ding, SY
  • Chen, YJ
  • Zhu, YB
  • Jin, Z
  • Xu, Z
  • Gao, W
  • Wang, JF
  • Lyu, B
  • Zang, Q
  • Zhong, GQ
  • Hu, L
  • Wan, B
  • et al.

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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4960308Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License
Abstract

© 2016 Author(s). To investigate the fast ion behavior, a fast ion D-alpha (FIDA) diagnostic system has been installed on EAST. Fast ion features can be inferred from the Doppler shifted spectrum of Balmer-alpha light from energetic hydrogenic atoms. This paper will focus on the validation of FIDA measurements performed using MHD-quiescent discharges in 2015 campaign. Two codes have been applied to calculate the Dαspectrum: one is a Monte Carlo code, Fortran 90 version FIDASIM, and the other is an analytical code, Simulation of Spectra (SOS). The predicted SOS fast-ion spectrum agrees well with the measurement; however, the level of fast-ion part from FIDASIM is lower. The discrepancy is possibly due to the difference between FIDASIM and SOS velocity distribution function. The details will be presented in the paper to primarily address comparisons of predicted and observed spectrum shapes/amplitudes.

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