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Collisional radiative models (CRM) are needed to simulate experimental line brightnesses and emissivities from fusion devices. CRM are built for H-like and He-like carbon and oxygen ions, following a detailed review of the published literature on the required atomic data (including both collision rate coefficients and atomic transition probabilities). The impurity ion radial distribution is obtained using a transport code with two radius dependent transport parameters: a diffusion coefficient D and an inward convection velocity V. Reliable atomic data are a prerequisite to these simulations, since they are supposed to be well known. Adjustment of the simulations to the experimental line and/or continuum brightnesses and emissivities is done by varying only D and V. Examples are given of the quantitative interpretation of experimental spectroscopic data from two fusion devices: the Tore Supra Tokamak; and the Reversed Field Pinch RFX. As a consequence of the order of magnitude difference in the central electron temperatures in the two devices, the sensitivity of the H-like and He-like ion emissions to the transport parameters is different. These differences are highlighted in the examples given.

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Authors: CARRARO L ET AL, Università di Padova, ENEA-EURATOM-CNR Association (IT);MATTIOLI M ET AL, CEN, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);HOGAN JT, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Fusion Energy Division (US)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: CEN Cadarache Laboratory Report (1996) EUR-CEA-FC-1581
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