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A photodiode-based neutral particle bolometer for characterizing charge-exchanged fast-ion behavior

  • Author(s): Clary, R
  • Smirnov, A
  • Dettrick, S
  • Knapp, K
  • Korepanov, S
  • Ruskov, E
  • Heidbrink, WW
  • Zhu, Y
  • et al.

Published Web Location Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License

A neutral particle bolometer (NPB) has been designed and implemented on Tri Alpha Energys C-2 device in order to spatially and temporally resolve the charge-exchange losses of fast-ion populations originating from neutral beam injection into field-reversed configuration plasmas. This instrument employs a silicon photodiode as the detection device with an integrated tungsten filter coating to reduce sensitivity to light radiation. Here we discuss the technical aspects and calibration of the NPB, and report typical NPB measurement results of wall recycling effects on fast-ion losses. © 2012 American Institute of Physics.

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