Unfolding techniques are employed to reconstruct the 1D energy distribution of runaway electrons from Bremsstrahlung hard X-ray spectrum emitted during plasma disruptions in tokamaks. Here we compare four inversion methods: truncated singular value decomposition, which is a linear algebra technique, maximum likelihood expectation maximization, which is an iterative method, and Tikhonov regularization applied to χ 2 and Poisson statistics, which are two minimization approaches. The reconstruction fidelity and the capability of estimating cumulative statistics, such as the mean and maximum energy, have been assessed on both synthetic and experimental spectra. The effect of measurements limitations, such as the low energy cut and few number of counts, on the final reconstruction has also been studied. We find that the iterative method performs best as it better describes the statistics of the experimental data and is more robust to noise in the recorded spectrum.

Panontin, E., Dal Molin, A., Nocente, M., Croci, G., Eriksson, J., Giacomelli, L., et al. (2021). Comparison of unfolding methods for the inference of runaway electron energy distribution from γ-ray spectroscopic measurements. Intervento presentato a: Europena Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, online [10.1088/1748-0221/16/12/C12005].

Comparison of unfolding methods for the inference of runaway electron energy distribution from γ-ray spectroscopic measurements

Panontin E.
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Dal Molin A.;Nocente M.;Croci G.;Giacomelli L.;Gorini G.;Muraro A.;Rigamonti D.;Scionti J.;Tardocchi M.
2021

Abstract

Unfolding techniques are employed to reconstruct the 1D energy distribution of runaway electrons from Bremsstrahlung hard X-ray spectrum emitted during plasma disruptions in tokamaks. Here we compare four inversion methods: truncated singular value decomposition, which is a linear algebra technique, maximum likelihood expectation maximization, which is an iterative method, and Tikhonov regularization applied to χ 2 and Poisson statistics, which are two minimization approaches. The reconstruction fidelity and the capability of estimating cumulative statistics, such as the mean and maximum energy, have been assessed on both synthetic and experimental spectra. The effect of measurements limitations, such as the low energy cut and few number of counts, on the final reconstruction has also been studied. We find that the iterative method performs best as it better describes the statistics of the experimental data and is more robust to noise in the recorded spectrum.
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Analysis and statistical methods; Nuclear instruments and methods for hot plasma diagnostics; Plasma diagnostics-charged-particle spectroscopy; Plasma diagnostics-interferometry, spectroscopy and imaging;
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Europena Conference on Plasma Diagnostics
Panontin, E., Dal Molin, A., Nocente, M., Croci, G., Eriksson, J., Giacomelli, L., et al. (2021). Comparison of unfolding methods for the inference of runaway electron energy distribution from γ-ray spectroscopic measurements. Intervento presentato a: Europena Conference on Plasma Diagnostics, online [10.1088/1748-0221/16/12/C12005].
Panontin, E; Dal Molin, A; Nocente, M; Croci, G; Eriksson, J; Giacomelli, L; Gorini, G; Iliasova, M; Khilkevitch, E; Muraro, A; Rigamonti, D; Salewski, M; Scionti, J; Shevelev, A; Tardocchi, M
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