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Measurements of high energy alpha-particle distribution functions using a neutral particle analyser (NPA), in conjunction with measurements of the alpha-particle source profile, will be used to study the physics of fusion product generation and confinement in the forthcoming deuterium-tritium experiments in the Joint European Torus (JET). This paper addresses 2 key questions: the interpretation of the NPA measurements in terms of the time-evolving alpha-particle velocity distribution within the plasma, and the identification of the physical processes, additional to isotropic birth, confinement and classical slowing-down, which must be incorporated into theoretical models linking the measured alpha-particle source to the measured alpha-particle population.

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Authors: GONDHALEKAR A, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);MCCLEMENTS K G, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB);DENDY R O, AEA Fusion, Culham Laboratory, Abingdon, Oxon (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-R(97)02 EN (1997) 14pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon, OX14 3EA (GB)
Record Number: 199710603 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en