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Title: The effect of kinetic processes on Langmuir turbulence

Abstract

Kinetic processes are shown to be crucial in determining the saturation level of stimulated Raman scattering for regimes relevant to NOVA [Campbell et al., Fusion Technol. 21, 1344 (1992)] and the National Ignition Facility [Lindl, Phys. Plasmas 2, 3933 (1995)]. To investigate these kinetic effects, the Zakharov, quasilinear-Zakharov, and reduced-description particle-in-cell simulation models are compared in the test case of a uniformly driven plasma. Good agreement is observed between all three simulation methods for relatively low primary Langmuir wave numbers (k{sub 1}{lambda}{sub De}{approx}0.1) in weakly driven regimes. In the strongly driven case, quasilinear diffusion provides an important correction to the Landau damping rate, producing saturation levels in agreement with reduced-description particle-in-cell simulations, in contrast to pure Zakharov simulations, which overestimate the saturation significantly. At higher k{sub 1}{lambda}{sub De}{approx}0.25, both the quasilinear-Zakharov and pure Zakharov models fail. In this regime, the autocorrelation time of the Langmuir wave spectrum is much larger than the quasilinear diffusion time, causing the quasilinear diffusion approximation to break down. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20216043
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; TURBULENCE; RAMAN EFFECT; DIFFUSION; NOVA FACILITY; INERTIAL CONFINEMENT; PLASMA SIMULATION; KINETICS; KINETIC EQUATIONS; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT; PLASMA FLUID EQUATIONS; THERMONUCLEAR IGNITION; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; THEORETICAL DATA

Citation Formats

Sanbonmatsu, K. Y., Vu, H. X., Bezzerides, B., and DuBois, D. F. The effect of kinetic processes on Langmuir turbulence. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1063/1.873991.
Sanbonmatsu, K. Y., Vu, H. X., Bezzerides, B., & DuBois, D. F. The effect of kinetic processes on Langmuir turbulence. United States. doi:10.1063/1.873991.
Sanbonmatsu, K. Y., Vu, H. X., Bezzerides, B., and DuBois, D. F. Mon . "The effect of kinetic processes on Langmuir turbulence". United States. doi:10.1063/1.873991.
@article{osti_20216043,
title = {The effect of kinetic processes on Langmuir turbulence},
author = {Sanbonmatsu, K. Y. and Vu, H. X. and Bezzerides, B. and DuBois, D. F.},
abstractNote = {Kinetic processes are shown to be crucial in determining the saturation level of stimulated Raman scattering for regimes relevant to NOVA [Campbell et al., Fusion Technol. 21, 1344 (1992)] and the National Ignition Facility [Lindl, Phys. Plasmas 2, 3933 (1995)]. To investigate these kinetic effects, the Zakharov, quasilinear-Zakharov, and reduced-description particle-in-cell simulation models are compared in the test case of a uniformly driven plasma. Good agreement is observed between all three simulation methods for relatively low primary Langmuir wave numbers (k{sub 1}{lambda}{sub De}{approx}0.1) in weakly driven regimes. In the strongly driven case, quasilinear diffusion provides an important correction to the Landau damping rate, producing saturation levels in agreement with reduced-description particle-in-cell simulations, in contrast to pure Zakharov simulations, which overestimate the saturation significantly. At higher k{sub 1}{lambda}{sub De}{approx}0.25, both the quasilinear-Zakharov and pure Zakharov models fail. In this regime, the autocorrelation time of the Langmuir wave spectrum is much larger than the quasilinear diffusion time, causing the quasilinear diffusion approximation to break down. (c) 2000 American Institute of Physics.},
doi = {10.1063/1.873991},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
issn = {1070-664X},
number = 5,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}