Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche
The adjoint method for the study of runaway electron dynamics in momentum space Liu et al (2016 Phys. Plasmas 23 010702) is rederived using the Green's function method, for both the runaway probability function (RPF) and the expected loss time (ELT). The RPF and ELT obtained using the adjoint method are presented, both with and without the synchrotron radiation reaction force. In conclusion, the adjoint method is then applied to study the runaway electron avalanche. Both the critical electric field and the growth rate for the avalanche are calculated using this fast and novel approach.
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 Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences; Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
 Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Astrophysical Sciences
 Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States)
 Publication Date:
 Report Number(s):
 PPPL5282
Journal ID: ISSN 07413335; TRN: US1701138
 Grant/Contract Number:
 AC0209CH11466; FG0203ER54696
 Type:
 Accepted Manuscript
 Journal Name:
 Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
 Additional Journal Information:
 Journal Volume: 59; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 07413335
 Publisher:
 IOP Science
 Research Org:
 Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
 Sponsoring Org:
 USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC24)
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; runaway electron; magnetic fusion; adjoint method; tokamak disruption; synchrotronradiation; growthrate; plasma; acceleration; tokamaks
 OSTI Identifier:
 1352547
 Alternate Identifier(s):
 OSTI ID: 1336506
Liu, Chang, Brennan, Dylan P., Boozer, Allen H., and Bhattacharjee, Amitava. Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche. United States: N. p.,
Web. doi:10.1088/13616587/59/2/024003.
Liu, Chang, Brennan, Dylan P., Boozer, Allen H., & Bhattacharjee, Amitava. Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche. United States. doi:10.1088/13616587/59/2/024003.
Liu, Chang, Brennan, Dylan P., Boozer, Allen H., and Bhattacharjee, Amitava. 2016.
"Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche". United States.
doi:10.1088/13616587/59/2/024003. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352547.
@article{osti_1352547,
title = {Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche},
author = {Liu, Chang and Brennan, Dylan P. and Boozer, Allen H. and Bhattacharjee, Amitava},
abstractNote = {The adjoint method for the study of runaway electron dynamics in momentum space Liu et al (2016 Phys. Plasmas 23 010702) is rederived using the Green's function method, for both the runaway probability function (RPF) and the expected loss time (ELT). The RPF and ELT obtained using the adjoint method are presented, both with and without the synchrotron radiation reaction force. In conclusion, the adjoint method is then applied to study the runaway electron avalanche. Both the critical electric field and the growth rate for the avalanche are calculated using this fast and novel approach.},
doi = {10.1088/13616587/59/2/024003},
journal = {Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion},
number = 2,
volume = 59,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {12}
}