skip to main content


This content will become publicly available on April 25, 2019

Title: Verification of GENE and GYRO with L-mode and I-mode plasmas in Alcator C-Mod

Here, verification comparisons are carried out for L-mode and I-mode plasma conditions in Alcator C-Mod. We compare linear and nonlinear ion-scale calculations by the gyrokinetic codes GENE and GYRO to each other and to the experimental power balance analysis. The two gyrokinetic codes' linear growth rates and real frequencies are in good agreement throughout all the ion temperature gradient mode branches and most of the trapped electron mode branches of the kyρs spectra at r/a = 0.65, 0.7, and 0.8. The shapes of the toroidal mode spectra of heat fluxes in nonlinear simulations are very similar for k yρ s ≤ 0.5, but in most cases GENE has a relatively higher heat flux than GYRO at higher mode numbers.
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States)
  2. MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-09CH11466; AC02-05CH11231; SC0006419; SC0017381
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 25; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. (PPPL), Princeton, NJ (United States); MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) (SC-24); US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Country of Publication:
United States
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; eddies; plasma confinement; programming languages; tokamaks; plasma instabilities; fluid flows; thermodynamic processes; Coriolis effects; electrostatics
OSTI Identifier:
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1434559