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The weight function W(X) is a diagnostic sensitivity to phase-space variables X that relates the measured signal C to the distribution function F(X) through the equation C = ∫ W(X)F(X)dX. In the present work, an algorithm to calculate W for a diagnostic that measures 3 MeV protons produced in d(d,p)t  fusion reactions between a fast ion and a…


Velocity-space tomography provides a way of diagnosing fast ions in a fusion plasma by combining measurements from multiple instruments. We use a toroidally viewing and a vertically viewing fast-ion D-alpha (FIDA) diagnostic installed on the spherical tokamak MAST (before the upgrade) to perform velocity-space tomography of the fast-ion distributio…

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