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Development of 2D imaging of SXR plasma radiation by means of GEM detectors
Author(s): M. Chernyshova; T. Czarski; S. Jabłoński; E. Kowalska-Strzęciwilk; K. Poźniak; G. Kasprowicz; W. Zabołotny; A. Wojeński; A. Byszuk; M. Burza; B. Juszczyk; P. Zienkiewicz
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Paper Abstract

Presented 2D gaseous detector system has been developed and designed to provide energy resolved fast dynamic plasma radiation imaging in the soft X-Ray region with 0.1 kHz exposure frequency for online, made in real time, data acquisition (DAQ) mode. The detection structure is based on triple Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM) amplification structure followed by the pixel readout electrode. The efficiency of detecting unit was adjusted for the radiation energy region of tungsten in high-temperature plasma, the main candidate for the plasma facing material for future thermonuclear reactors. Here we present preliminary laboratory results and detector parameters obtained for the developed system. The operational characteristics and conditions of the detector were designed to work in the X-Ray range of 2-17 keV. The detector linearity was checked using the fluorescence lines of different elements and was found to be sufficient for good photon energy reconstruction. Images of two sources through various screens were performed with an X-Ray laboratory source and 55Fe source showing a good imaging capability. Finally offline stream-handling data acquisition mode has been developed for the detecting system with timing down to the ADC sampling frequency rate (~13 ns), up to 2.5 MHz of exposure frequency, which could pave the way to invaluable physics information about plasma dynamics due to very good time resolving ability. Here we present results of studied spatial resolution and imaging properties of the detector for conditions of laboratory moderate counting rates and high gain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 9290, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014, 92902J (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2075948
Show Author Affiliations
M. Chernyshova, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
T. Czarski, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
S. Jabłoński, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
E. Kowalska-Strzęciwilk, Institute of Plasma Physics and Laser Microfusion (Poland)
K. Poźniak, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
G. Kasprowicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
W. Zabołotny, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Wojeński, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Byszuk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Burza, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
B. Juszczyk, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Zienkiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9290:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2014
Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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