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Developments in soft X-ray spectral modelling for fusion : areas of overlap with astrophysics

Whiteford, A.D. and Badnell, N. R. and Barnsley, R. and Coffey, I.H. and O'Mullane, M.G. and Summers, Hugh and Zastrow, K.D. (2005) Developments in soft X-ray spectral modelling for fusion : areas of overlap with astrophysics. In: X-Ray diagnostics of astrophysical plasmas. AIP conference proceedings . American Institute of Physics, Melville, pp. 33-44. ISBN 9780735402591

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the diagnostic analysis in magnetically confined fusion plasmas with attention drawn both to the methodology in common with that in astrophysics and to points of departure - such as species, transport, high density and the role of neutral hydrogen. Comment is also made on the state of high quality theoretical collision data from a fusion perspective and how it can support rigorous error analysis of better spectroscopic measurements