New Diagnostic Techniques and Technologies at JET

The European Fusion Development Agreement's mission for JET is the development of ITER scenarios exploiting the specific properties of the device. This task requires significant improvements in the measuring techniques. The most innovative diagnostic upgrades are in the fields of edge measurements, detection of fast MHD modes and "burning plasma" diagnostics. The importance of plasma-wall interactions, and in particular the issue of tritium inventory, promoted the development of the Quartz Microbalance, a detector with improved time resolution to measure material redeposition in the remote areas of the inner divertor. Measurement of Alfvén cascades with unprecedented spectral resolution, reaching a toroidal n number of up to 16, was obtained using an O-mode microwave reflectometer as an interferometer. For the diagnosis of the fusion products, a new approach is being developed to measure the He ash based on double charge exchange between thermalised particles and neutrals from JET beams. There have been several upgrades of the neutronics systems, one of which, the new Time of Flight neutron spectrometer designed for high counting rates, is described.
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