Prototype high resolution multienergy soft x-ray array for NSTX

Tritz, K.; Stutman, D.; Delgado-Aparicio, L.; Finkenthal, M.; Kaita, R.; Roquemore, L.
October 2010
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p10E502
Academic Journal
A novel diagnostic design seeks to enhance the capability of multienergy soft x-ray (SXR) detection by using an image intensifier to amplify the signals from a larger set of filtered x-ray profiles. The increased number of profiles and simplified detection system provides a compact diagnostic device for measuring Te in addition to contributions from density and impurities. A single-energy prototype system has been implemented on NSTX, comprised of a filtered x-ray pinhole camera, which converts the x-rays to visible light using a CsI:Tl phosphor. SXR profiles have been measured in high performance plasmas at frame rates of up to 10 kHz, and comparisons to the toroidally displaced tangential multi-energy SXR have been made.


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