Diagnostics for Fusion Experiments

Diagnostics for Fusion Experiments

Proceedings of the Course, Varenna, Italy, 4-16 September 1978

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: E. Sindoni, C. Wharton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280509

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Diagnostics for Fusion Experiments provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of plasma physics. This book presents the requirement in measuring electron and ion temperatures at the multi-key level. Organized into four parts encompassing 36 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the principles and methods by which analysis of the fast neutrals obtained by charge exchange in the plasma volume can be utilized to obtain the plasma ion temperature. This text then examines the use of active particle beam systems in plasma diagnostics. Other chapters consider the source function for production of fast neutrals in Tokamak plasma. This book discusses as well the special diagnostic needs of mirror machines, with focus on diagnostics involving the higher-power neutral beams used with them. The final chapter deals with the standard mirror fission-fusion hybrid, tandem mirror, and the field-reversed mirror. This book is a valuable resource for experimental physicists and research workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface


    Diagnostics for Magnetic Confinement Experiments

    a) Particle Diagnostics

    - Determination of Plasma Ion Temperatures by Analysis of Charge-Exchange Neutrals

    - Particle Beam Systems in Plasma Diagnostics

    - Charge Exchange Measurements

    - Diagnostics for Mirror Machines

    b) X-Rays

    - Soft X-Ray Measurements

    - Hard X-Ray Measurements

    c) Spectroscopy

    - Iron Radiation in Tokamak Discharges

    - XUV Emission as a Diagnostic of Laser-Heated Plasmas

    - Intensity Calibration of Monochromators in Vacuum Ultraviolet Wavelength Region

    d) Microwave Emission and Scattering

    - A review of Microwave Scattering on Toroidal Plasma

    - Electron Cyclotron Emission as a Diagnostic Tool in Tokomaks

    - Toroidal Plasma Diagnostics on Magnetobremsstrahlung Emission

    - Systematics of Current Disruptions deduced from Schlieren Signals of Millimetre Waves

    - Electron Cyclotron Emission from Steady State Inhomogeneous Plasmas

    - Measurements of the Density Fluctuations using the Microwave Scattering Method

    e) Laser and Infrared Diagnostics

    - Thomson Scattering

    - Fast Infrared Interferometry

    - Plasma Diagnostics by the Method of the Resonance Fluorescence

    f) Fluctuations

    - Fluctuations

    - Plasma Fluctuation Diagnostics Using Digital SpectralTechniques

    - On the Physics of Strong Turbulence for Electron Plasma Waves

    g) Magnetic Field Measurements

    - Measurement of Magnetic Fields in Toroidal Systems

    h) Neutrons

    - Neutron Diagnostics

    i) High Beta Diagnostics

    - Interferometric Measurements of Plasma Density in High-ß Plasmas

    - Particle-Beam Fusion Experiments and Diagnostics

    Inertial Confinement Diagnostics

    - Laser Fusion Diagnostics

    - Megavolt and Megampere Diagnostic Techniques for Pulsed Power Particle Beam Fusion Drivers

    Data Acquisition

    - Data Acquisition

    - The Erasmus Tokamak Data Acquisition System

    Special Topics

    - The Study of Plasma Formation in Fusion Devices

    - Measurements of Wall Impurity Concentrations during Tokamak Discharges

    - New Techniques for Plasma Density Profiling

    - Diagnostics for Heating Experiment

    - Survey of Mirror Machine Reactors

    I - The Conventional Mirror Machine

    II - The Tandem Mirror

    III- The Field-Reversed Mirror

    List of Participants

    Author Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 700
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280509

About the Editors

E. Sindoni

C. Wharton

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