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Temperature measurement of plasma-facing surfaces in tokamaks by active pyrometry

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM


This paper discusses feasibility and tests of a new method for in situ temperature measurement of tokamak plasma-facing metallic surfaces under plasma presence. In such conditions, the other temperature-measurement methods are not applicable due to the perturbing thermal radiation reflected by the walls. Our approach overcomes this limitation by looking with two pyrometers to the measured surface while thermally perturbed. Because of the thermal perturbation each pyrometer records a signal modulation. The temperature, deduced by the ratio between the two signal modulations is dependent neither on the environmental reflecting fluxes nor on the surface emissivity. Originally, the measured temperature is linked to the signals ratio via the experimental set-up parameters. Here, we proposed an alternative way to deduce it from the pyrometers calibration data only. With this method we obtained temperature measurements with accuracy better than 90%.

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Authors: GRIGOROVA V, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);SEMEROK A, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);FARCAGE D, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);WEULERSSE J M, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);THRO P Y, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);GAUTHIER E, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);ROCHE H, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);LOARER TH, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR);GRISOLIA CH, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An oral paper given at: 18th International Conference on Plasma-Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Device Organised by: Laboratorio Nacional de Fusión Held in: Toledo (ES)
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