Spatially and temporally resolved crystal spectrometer for diagnosing high temperature pinch plasmas on Z
Description: The authors have developed a spatially and temporally resolved crystal spectrometer for analyzing a variety of pinch experiments on Z. The spectrometer uses a convex curved crystal to disperse spectra onto a flat microchannel plate framing camera detector. A single wide, 1 cm, strip on the MCP is gated to provide temporal resolution. The spectral range governed by the 4 cm length of the MCP strip varies with the central Bragg angle and crystal. For a KAP crystal a typical range is 1500 to 2000 eV. This range can be shifted by translating the crystal along the optical axis to access different Bragg angles. The spectrometer can therefore measure K shell spectra of a wide variety of elements such as Al, Ti, and Fe. The short 1 cm width of the strip is spatially resolved with an imaging cross slit. With a 500 microns cross slit and magnification 1 the spatial resolution at the pinch is 1 mm. The instrument may also be fielded with 7 time frames using a 7 strip-line microchannel plate as the detector by sacrificing the spatial resolution. The authors will present data obtained from an aluminum pinch on Z.
Date: June 1, 1998
Creator: Nash, T.; Derzon, M.; Leeper, R.; Jobe, D.; Hurst, M. & Seamen, J.
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