Gaseous electron multiplier-based soft x-ray plasma diagnostics development: Preliminary tests at ASDEX Upgrade

M. Chernyshova , Karol Malinowski , Tomasz Czarski , Andrzej Wojeński , D. Vezinet , Krzysztof Poźniak , Grzegorz Henryk Kasprowicz , D. Mazon , A. Jardin , A. Herrmann , E. Kowalska-Strzęciwilk , Rafał Krawczyk , Piotr Kolasiński , Wojciech Zabołotny , Paweł Zienkiewicz


A Gaseous Electron Multiplier (GEM)-based detector is being developed for soft X-ray diagnostics on tokamaks. Its main goal is to facilitate transport studies of impurities like tungsten. Such studies are very relevant to ITER, where the excessive accumulation of impurities in the plasma core should be avoided. This contribution provides details of the preliminary tests at ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) with a focus on the most important aspects for detector operation in harsh radiation environment. It was shown that both spatially and spectrally resolved data could be collected, in a reasonable agreement with other AUG diagnostics. Contributions to the GEM signal include also hard X-rays, gammas, and neutrons. First simulations of the effect of high-energy photons have helped understanding these contributions.
Collective authorASDEX Upgrade Team &Eurofusion MST1 Team
Author M. Chernyshova
M. Chernyshova,,
, Karol Malinowski
Karol Malinowski,,
, Tomasz Czarski
Tomasz Czarski,,
, Andrzej Wojeński ISE
Andrzej Wojeński,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, D. Vezinet
D. Vezinet,,
, Krzysztof Poźniak ISE
Krzysztof Poźniak,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, Grzegorz Henryk Kasprowicz ISE
Grzegorz Henryk Kasprowicz,,
- The Institute of Electronic Systems
, D. Mazon
D. Mazon,,
, A. Jardin
A. Jardin,,
, A. Herrmann
A. Herrmann,,
et al.
Total number of authors250
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)30
ScoreMinisterial score = 25.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 30.0, 27-03-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 1.515 (2) - 2016=1.616 (5)
Citation count*5 (2018-02-24)
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