Synthetic diagnostic for the JET scintillator probe lost alpha measurements

Jari Varje (Corresponding Author), V. Kiptily, Paula Sirén, Henri Weisen, JET Contributors

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    A synthetic diagnostic has been developed for the JET lost alpha scintillator probe, based on the ASCOT fast ion orbit following code and the AFSI fusion source code. The synthetic diagnostic models the velocity space distribution of lost fusion products in the scintillator probe. Validation with experimental measurements is presented, where the synthetic diagnostic is shown to predict the gyroradius and pitch angle of lost DD protons and tritons. Additionally, the synthetic diagnostic reproduces relative differences in total loss rates in multiple phases of the discharge, which can be used as a basis for total loss rate predictions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberC09018
    JournalJournal of Instrumentation
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sept 2019
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed
    Event3rd European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, ECPD2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 6 May 201910 May 2019


    This work has been carried out within the framework of the EUROfusion Consortium and has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014–2018 and 2019–2020 under grant agreement No 633053. The views and opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission. This work was partially funded by the Academy of Finland project No. 298126. Simulations were carried out on the EUROfusion High Performance Computer (Marconi-Fusion).


    • Nuclear instruments and methods for hot plasma diagnostics
    • Simulation methods and programs


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