Due to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) radiative environment, in particular during high D–T power phase, classic x-ray detectors, such as semiconductor diodes, might be too fragile and are thus not viable. Instead, robust detectors, such as gas-filled detectors, are nowadays considered. The Low Voltage Ionization Chamber (LVIC) is one of the most promising candidates for x-ray measurement during the ITER nuclear phase. A complete model of the detector, recently developed at IRFM (Intitute for Research on Magnetic Fusion), now requires experimental validation. Experimental testing at the IRFM laboratory of an ITER industrial LVIC prototype and comparison with modeling are presented. In particular, an original approach to extract information on the x-ray spectrum from current-mode LVIC measurement is validated experimentally.

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