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Validation of the edge density profiles from the ICRF antenna reflectometer on ASDEX Upgrade Upgrade team and the EUROfusion MST1 team

Abstract : A : A new multichannel X-mode reflectometer diagnostic (RIC) was recently installed in ASDEX Upgrade (AUG) to provide the electron density profiles in front of an ion cyclotron range of frequencies antenna. The diagnostic was designed to measure density profiles up to 2 ⇥ 10 19 m 3 in the typical 1.5-2.7 T magnetic fields of AUG. Profiles can be measured every 25 µs simultaneously in 3 di erent poloidal positions. The main objective of this work is to assess the measurement capabilities of the RIC diagnostic for the scrape-o layer density profiles. RIC density profiles are compared to radial profiles from lithium beam emission spectroscopy and Thomson scattering over a wide variety of plasma conditions. Although a good agreement between the di erent diagnostics is generally found at low discharge densities, RIC measurements often show steeper profiles at high discharge densities, particularly at low outer wall clearance. In addition, the location of the start of X-mode upper cuto reflection is determined as well as the plasma density at the first cuto layer. K : Nuclear instruments and methods for hot plasma diagnostics; Data processing methods
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Egor Seliunin, Carlos Silva, P. Manz, G Conway, L. Gil, et al.. Validation of the edge density profiles from the ICRF antenna reflectometer on ASDEX Upgrade Upgrade team and the EUROfusion MST1 team. Journal of Instrumentation, IOP Publishing, 2019, 14 (10), pp.C10014. ⟨10.1088/1748-0221/14/10/C10014⟩. ⟨hal-02440053⟩

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