This title appears in the Scientific Report : 2016 

Time resolved imaging of laser induced ablation spectroscopy (LIAS) in TEXTOR and comparison with modeling
Gierse, N. (Corresponding author)
Tokar, M. Z. / Brezinsek, S. / Giesen, T. F. / Hubeny, M. / Huber, A. / Philipps, V. / Pospieszczyk, A. / Sergienko, G. / Wegner, J. / Xiao, Q. / Samm, U. / Linsmeier, Ch
Plasmaphysik; IEK-4
Physica scripta, T167 (2016) S. 014034 -
Bristol IoP Publ. 2016
10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014034
Journal Article
Helmholtz Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training in Energy and Climate Research (HITEC)
Plasma-Wall-Interaction
Please use the identifier: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0031-8949/T167/1/014034 in citations.
Laser based methods are investigated as in situ diagnostic for plasma facing materials (PFMs) in magnetic fusion research to study PFM composition and retention. In laser induced ablation spectroscopy (LIAS) the wall material is ablated by a laser beam. The released material enters the edge plasma region of a fusion experiment and the resulting optical emission is observed. To conclude from the observed photons to the number of ablated atoms, a detailed knowledge of the velocity distribution of the ablated material is required. In this work the LIAS emission in discharges at TEXTOR was studied using an Ametek Phantom v711 camera. In this paper a method is developed to conclude from the observed emission the velocity distribution of the ablated species. The obtained velocity distribution is used for our numerical LIAS model, demonstrating good agreement with our experimental observations. Implications are discussed.