The first fast ion experiments in Wendelstein 7-X were performed in 2018. They are one of the first steps in demonstrating the optimised fast ion confinement of the stellarator. The fast ions were produced with a neutral beam injection (NBI) system and detected with infrared cameras (IR), a fast ion loss detector (FILD), fast ion charge exchange spectroscopy (FIDA), and post-mortem analysis of plasma facing components.
The fast ion distribution function in the plasma and at the wall is being modelled with the ASCOT suite of codes. They calculate the ionisation of the injected neutrals and the consecutive slowing down process of the fast ions. The primary output of the code is the multidimensional fast ion distribution function within the plasma and the distribution of particle hit locations and velocities on the wall. Synthetic measurements based on ASCOT output are compared to experimental results to assess the validity of the modelling.
This contribution presents an overview of the various fast ion measurements in 2018 and the current modelling status. The validation and data-analysis is on-going, but the wall load IR modelling already yield results that match with the experiments.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Instrumentation|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 2019|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
|Event||European Conference on Plasma Diagnostics - Lisbon, Portugal|
Duration: 6 May 2019 → 10 May 2019
Conference number: 3
- Simulation methods and programs
- Plasma diagnostics - charged-particle spectroscopy
- Plasma diagnostics - interferometry, spectroscopy and imaging