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Eisenhower’s “Atoms for Peace” at 70
Seventy years ago to the day, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his historic address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. (See December 2023 Nuclear News's “Leaders” column to read the reflections of Kathryn Huff, the Department of Energy’s assistant secretary for nuclear energy, on the speech’s anniversary.)
Shin Kajita, Evgeny Veshchev, Maarten De Bock, Robin Barnsley, Manfred Von Hellermann, Michael Walsh
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 74 | Number 1 | July-August 2018 | Pages 37-46
Technical Paper | doi.org/10.1080/15361055.2017.1390389
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In ITER, reflection of photons on vacuum vessel will make parasitic signals (stray light) for optical diagnostics. In this study, to estimate and mitigate the effect of the stray light in ITER in a systematic manner, a ray transfer matrix was constructed based on ray tracing calculations for a divertor impurity monitor and charge-exchange recombination spectroscopy (CXRS). It is shown that the allocation of the sources around the strike point and the X-point, where the emission is strong, is important for the model used to build the transfer matrix to effectively mitigate the stray light. The origin of the stray light for the core CXRS is investigated, and a case study to subtract the stray light is shown.