Measuring and modelling polarized synchrotron emission from runaway electrons in fusion experiments
Research Project , 2020 – 2021

One of the high-priority areas for the success of fusion devices is the understanding of runaway electron dynamics. In this project we will use the Chalmers-developed SOFT tool (for Synchrotron-detecting Orbit Following Toolkit) to simulate polarized synchrotron emission emitted by runaway electrons, measured by the Motional Stark Effect (MSE) diagnostic at the JET experimental facility, UK. The radial profile of the total MSE signal (intensity) can complement camera images to determine the runaway density profile, which is important for validation of theoretical models. A good understanding and modelling capacity of runaway electrons will aid in finding ways of controlling them.

Participants

Tünde Fülöp (contact)

Professor vid Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

Boel Brandström

Amanuens vid Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

Mathias Hoppe

Doktorand vid Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

Elisabeth Rachlew

vid Subatomic, High Energy and Plasma Physics

Collaborations

JET, EUROfusion

Culham, United Kingdom

Funding

Chalmers

Funding Chalmers participation during 2020–2021

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

Basic sciences

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Latest update

2020-02-27