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Title: Differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau operator

Abstract

Subsequent to the recent rigorous derivation of an energetically consistent gyrokinetic collision operator in the so-called Landau representation, this work investigates the possibility of finding a differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau collision operator. It is observed that, while a differential formulation is possible in the gyrokinetic phase space, reduction of the resulting system of partial differential equations to five dimensions via gyroaveraging poses a challenge. Finally, based on the present work, it is likely that the gyrocentre analogues of the Rosenbluth–MacDonald–Judd potential functions must be kept gyroangle dependent.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24)
OSTI Identifier:
1351535
Report Number(s):
PPPL-5340
Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3778; PII: S0022377816001203
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-09CH11466; SC0014032
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Plasma Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 83; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3778
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; fusion plasma; plasma nonlinear phenomena; plasma simulation

Citation Formats

Hirvijoki, Eero, Brizard, Alain J., and Pfefferlé, David. Differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau operator. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1017/s0022377816001203.
Hirvijoki, Eero, Brizard, Alain J., & Pfefferlé, David. Differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau operator. United States. doi:10.1017/s0022377816001203.
Hirvijoki, Eero, Brizard, Alain J., and Pfefferlé, David. Thu . "Differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau operator". United States. doi:10.1017/s0022377816001203. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1351535.
@article{osti_1351535,
title = {Differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau operator},
author = {Hirvijoki, Eero and Brizard, Alain J. and Pfefferlé, David},
abstractNote = {Subsequent to the recent rigorous derivation of an energetically consistent gyrokinetic collision operator in the so-called Landau representation, this work investigates the possibility of finding a differential formulation of the gyrokinetic Landau collision operator. It is observed that, while a differential formulation is possible in the gyrokinetic phase space, reduction of the resulting system of partial differential equations to five dimensions via gyroaveraging poses a challenge. Finally, based on the present work, it is likely that the gyrocentre analogues of the Rosenbluth–MacDonald–Judd potential functions must be kept gyroangle dependent.},
doi = {10.1017/s0022377816001203},
journal = {Journal of Plasma Physics},
number = 1,
volume = 83,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Thu Jan 05 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}

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