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First simultaneous measurements of deuterium-deuterium (DD) and deuterium-tritium neutrons from deuterium plasmas using a Single crystal Diamond Detector are presented in this paper. The measurements were performed at JET with a dedicated electronic chain that combined high count rate capabilities and high energy resolution. The deposited energy sp…


After the thermal quench of a tokamak disruption, the plasma current decays and is partly replaced by runaway electrons. A quantitative theory of this process is presented, where the evolution of the toroidal electric field and the plasma current is calculated self-consistently. In large tokamaks most runaways are produced by the secondary avalanch…


Self-consistent modeling of the evolution of the plasma current during disruptions in large tokamaks is presented, taking into account both the generation of runaway electrons and their backreaction on the electric field. It is found that the current profile changes dramatically, so that the postdisruption current carried by runaway electrons is mu…


In this paper, a general and systematic scheme is formulated for finding approximate solutions of two-way diffusion equations. This expansion scheme is valid for arbitrary mean-free path and can be carried out to any desired accuracy. Its potential is demonstrated by constructing approximate solutions for two problems concerning the kinetics of an …


Relativistic electrons emit synchrotron radiation due to their gyro- and guiding-center motions in a curved magnetic field. In this article, the kinetic theory of relativistic electron beams is developed to account for radiation reaction by including the Abraham–Lorentz reaction force in the kinetic equation. As an application of this theory, the…


The kinetic theory of runaway electron avalanches caused by close Coulomb collisions is extended to account for radial diffusion. This is found to slow down the growth of avalanches. An approximate analytical formula for the growth rate is derived and is verified by a three-dimensional Monte Carlo code constructed for this purpose. As the poloidal …