CALCULATIONS OF THOMSON SCATTERING FUNCTIONS FOR ALPHA-PARTICLE DIAGNOSTICS IN JET PLASMAS
Scattering functions are calculated for conditions anticipated for DT plasmas in JET. It is concluded that scattering at millimetre wavelengths may be capable of providing useful information about the alpha-particle velocity distribution function, whereas scattering in CO-"2" laser radiation at a wavelength of 10.6 mum will not. Significantly lower values are found at 10.6 mum than those published by Vahala "it et al/". The alpha distribution function is most easily determined when the geometry is such as to minimize the effect of the plasma magnetic field.
Bibliographic Reference: REPORT JET-P(87)46, 1987, AVAILABILITY: JET, ABINGDON, UK
Record Number: 1989126086700 / Last updated on: 1989-05-01
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