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Title: Comment on 'Energy principle in the Boozer model' [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)]

Abstract

V. D. Pustovitov has asserted [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)] that a fundamental flaw exists in the mathematical formulation of the plasma response used in the VALEN code [Bialek et al., Phys. Plasmas 8, 2170 (2001)] for calculations of resistive wall mode effects. It is shown that the VALEN formulation gives the standard answer for the perturbed energy {delta}W for the case of an ideal plasma that is surrounded by a perfectly conducting wall, which is the example Pustovitov claimed served as a direct proof that the VALEN formulation did not conserve energy.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782529
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 13; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2176461; (c) 2006 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; V CODES; WALL EFFECTS; WALLS

Citation Formats

Boozer, Allen H. Comment on 'Energy principle in the Boozer model' [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)]. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2176461.
Boozer, Allen H. Comment on 'Energy principle in the Boozer model' [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)]. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2176461.
Boozer, Allen H. Wed . "Comment on 'Energy principle in the Boozer model' [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)]". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2176461.
@article{osti_20782529,
title = {Comment on 'Energy principle in the Boozer model' [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)]},
author = {Boozer, Allen H.},
abstractNote = {V. D. Pustovitov has asserted [Phys. Plasmas 12, 112504 (2005)] that a fundamental flaw exists in the mathematical formulation of the plasma response used in the VALEN code [Bialek et al., Phys. Plasmas 8, 2170 (2001)] for calculations of resistive wall mode effects. It is shown that the VALEN formulation gives the standard answer for the perturbed energy {delta}W for the case of an ideal plasma that is surrounded by a perfectly conducting wall, which is the example Pustovitov claimed served as a direct proof that the VALEN formulation did not conserve energy.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2176461},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 2,
volume = 13,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}