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During bursty MHD events, transient ion cyclotron emission (ICE) is observed from deuterium plasmas in the Large Helical Device (LHD) heliotron-stellarator. Unusually, the frequencies of the successive ICE spectral peaks are not close to integer multiples of the local cyclotron frequency of an energetic ion population in the likely emitting regi…


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 th…

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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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