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Investigating fusion plasma instabilities in the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak using mega electron volt proton emissions (invited)a)

Perez, R.V; Boeglin, W.U.; Darrow, D S; Cecconello, M; Klimek, I; Allan, S Y; Akers, R J; Keeling, D L; McClements, K G; Scannell, R; Turnyanskiy, M; Michael, Clive


The proton detector (PD) measures 3 MeV proton yield distributions from deuterium-deuterium fusion reactions within the Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST). The PD's compact four-channel system of collimated and individually oriented silicon detectors probes different regions of the plasma, detecting protons (with gyro radii large enough to be unconfined) leaving the plasma on curved trajectories during neutral beam injection. From first PD data obtained during plasma operation in 2013, proton...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Review of Scientific Instruments
DOI: 10.1063/1.4889736
Access Rights: Open Access


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