A novel carbon coating technique for foil bolometers

Naked foil bolometers can reflect a significant fraction of incident energy and therefore cannot be used for absolute measurements. This paper outlines a novel coating approach to address this problem by blackening the surface of gold foil bolometers using physical vapour deposition. An experimental bolometer was built containing four standard gold foil bolometers, of which two were coated with 100+ nm of carbon. All bolometers were collimated and observed the same relatively high temperature, ohmically heated plasma. Preliminary results showed 13%-15% more incident power was measured by the coated bolometers and this is expected to be much higher in future TCV detached divertor experiments. Published by AIP Publishing.


Published in:
Review Of Scientific Instruments, 87, 11, 11D431
Presented at:
21st Topical Conference on High-Temperature Plasma Diagnostics, Madison, WI, JUN 05-09, 2016
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Melville, Amer Inst Physics
ISSN:
0034-6748
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