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Title: 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.

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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

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. Web.
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.
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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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},
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