Soft x-ray array system with variable filters for the DIII-D tokamak

Hollmann, E. M.; Chousal, L.; Fisher, R. K.; Hernandez, R.; Jackson, G. L.; Lanctot, M. J.; Pidcoe, S. V.; Shankara, J.; Taussig, D. A.
November 2011
Review of Scientific Instruments;Nov2011, Vol. 82 Issue 11, p113507
Academic Journal
Recent upgrades to the soft x-ray (SXR) array system on the DIII-D tokamak are described. The system consists of two 32-channel arrays at one toroidal location and three toroidally distributed 12-channel arrays. The 32-channel arrays have been completely rebuilt to allow the switching of SXR filters without breaking vacuum. The 12-channel arrays have had upgrades performed to detectors, view slits, and data acquisition. Absolute extreme ultraviolet (AXUV) photodiodes are used as detectors in all arrays, allowing detection of photons ranging in energy from 2 eV to 10 keV. In the fixed-filter arrays, 127 μm Be filters are used. In the variable-filter arrays, filter wheels are used to switch between five different possible pinhole/filter combinations.


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