Investigation of advanced materials for fusion alpha particle diagnostics

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  • G. Bonheure
  • G. Van Wassenhove
  • M. Hult
  • R. González de Orduña
  • D. Strivay
  • Peter Vermaercke
  • T. Delvigne
  • G. Chene
  • R. Delhalle
  • A. Huber
  • B. Schweer
  • G. Esser
  • W. Biel
  • O. Neubauer

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tFusion alpha particle diagnostics for ITER remain a challenging task. Standard escaping alpha particledetectors in present tokamaks are not applicable to ITER and techniques suitable for fusion reactor con-ditions need further research and development [1,2]. The activation technique is widely used for thecharacterization of high fluence rates inside neutron reactors. Tokamak applications of the neutron acti-vation technique are already well developed [3] whereas measuring escaping ions using this techniqueis a novel fusion plasma diagnostic development. Despite low alpha particle fluence levels in presenttokamaks, promising results using activation technique combined with ultra-low level gamma-ray spec-trometry [4] were achieved before in JET [5,6].


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-536
Journalfusion engineering and design
Issue number6-8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2013


  • Activation calculations, Plasma diagnostics, Fusion products, Advanced materials, Fusion alpha particles

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