# Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas

## Abstract

This paper presents four working computer models developed by the computational physics group of the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center. All of the models employ a kinetic description of plasma species. Three of the models are collisional, i.e., they include the solution of the Fokker-Planck equation in velocity space. The fourth model is collisionless and treats the plasma ions by a fully three-dimensional particle-in-cell method.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 6158729

- Report Number(s):
- UCRL-96829; CONF-8704170-1

ON: DE87011571

- DOE Contract Number:
- W-7405-ENG-48

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: International conference on plasma physics, Kiev, USSR, 6 Apr 1987

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; COLLISIONAL PLASMA; CHARGED-PARTICLE TRANSPORT THEORY; COLLISIONLESS PLASMA; TFR TOKAMAK; PLASMA SIMULATION; BEAM-BEAM INTERACTIONS; CRAY COMPUTERS; FOKKER-PLANCK EQUATION; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; NEUTRAL ATOM BEAM INJECTION; PERFORMANCE; PLASMA CONFINEMENT; TRANSPORT THEORY; BEAM DYNAMICS; BEAM INJECTION; CLOSED PLASMA DEVICES; COMPUTERS; CONFINEMENT; DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; EQUATIONS; PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS; PLASMA; SIMULATION; THERMONUCLEAR DEVICES; TOKAMAK DEVICES; 700103* - Fusion Energy- Plasma Research- Kinetics

### Citation Formats

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Killeen, J., Kerbel, G.D., McCoy, M.G., Mirin, A.A., Horowitz, E.J., and Shumaker, D.E.
```*Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas*. United States: N. p., 1987.
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Killeen, J., Kerbel, G.D., McCoy, M.G., Mirin, A.A., Horowitz, E.J., & Shumaker, D.E.
```*Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas*. United States.

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Killeen, J., Kerbel, G.D., McCoy, M.G., Mirin, A.A., Horowitz, E.J., and Shumaker, D.E. Thu .
"Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6158729.
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@article{osti_6158729,
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title = {Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas},

author = {Killeen, J. and Kerbel, G.D. and McCoy, M.G. and Mirin, A.A. and Horowitz, E.J. and Shumaker, D.E.},

abstractNote = {This paper presents four working computer models developed by the computational physics group of the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center. All of the models employ a kinetic description of plasma species. Three of the models are collisional, i.e., they include the solution of the Fokker-Planck equation in velocity space. The fourth model is collisionless and treats the plasma ions by a fully three-dimensional particle-in-cell method.},

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place = {United States},

year = {1987},

month = {1}

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