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Imaging bolometers for steady state fusion experiments

Peterson, B. J.*; Seo, D. C.*; Konoshima, Shigeru; Kawashima, Hisato; Ashikawa, Naoko*; Parchamy, H.*; Liu, Y.*

Resistive bolometers have problems with signal drift due to the uncompensated change in the background temperature of the detector. The electrical connections are susceptible to large changes in temperature. These characteristics render them ill suited for the application to steady-state fusion experiments. InfraRed imaging Video Bolometers (IRVB), on the other hand, are suited to steady state operation. The radiation is absorbed by the front surface of a thin foil and measured with an infrared camera. Temperature difference is taken with respect to the surrounding frame and no drift in the signal occurs. The materials are all metals and there are no electrical connections. IRVBs have been operated in LHD and JT-60U and are under design for KSTAR and planned for JT-60SA. Foil calibration and tomography techniques have been developed to provide poloidal profiles of the radiation emissivity.



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