Plasma and Fusion Research
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Imaging Bolometers for Visualization of Plasma Radiation and Cross-Validation of Three Dimensional Impurity Transport Models for the Large Helical Device
Byron J. PETERSONEvgeny A. DRAPIKOKiyofumi MUKAIMasahiro KOBAYASHIShwetang N. PANDYARyuichi SANOthe LHD Experiment Group
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2013 Volume 8 Pages 2402037


The InfraRed imaging Video Bolometer (IRVB) measures the radiation from the plasma in two dimensions, giving an image of the plasma radiation power loss. Using a geometry matrix calculated from a model of the LHD first wall, the IRVB sightline geometry and a three dimensional (3D) plasma grid, a synthetic instrument is developed using the 3D carbon impurity radiation results of the EMC3-EIRENE edge impurity transport code as an input. The output of the synthetic instrument are images of the plasma radiation at the IRVB foil due to the EMC3-EIRENE code, which are qualitatively compared with preliminary experimental images from the IRVB. Such a comparison for detached discharges in LHD in which an externally induced m/n = 1/1 magnetic island is applied shows that when the magnetic island is moved 36 degrees toroidally the enhanced radiation in the x-points of the magnetic island also moves as predicted by the EMC3-EIRENE code.

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