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Title: Verification of particle simulation of radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas

Abstract

Radio frequency (RF) waves can offer heating, current and flow drive, as well as instability control for steady state operations of fusion experiments. A particle simulation model has been designed in this work to provide a first-principles tool for studying the RF nonlinear interactions with plasmas. In this model, ions are considered as fully kinetic particles using the Vlasov equation and electrons are treated as guiding centers using the drift kinetic equation. This model has been implemented in a global gyrokinetic toroidal code using real electron-to-ion mass ratio. To confirm the model, linear simulations of ion plasma oscillation, ion Bernstein wave, and lower hybrid wave are carried out in cylindrical geometry and found to agree well with analytic predictions.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States); Peking Univ., Beijing (China)
  2. Univ. of California, Irvine, CA (United States)
  3. Tri Alpha Energy, Inc., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565168
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics of Plasmas
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 1070-664X
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Kuley, Animesh, Wang, Z. X., Lin, Z., and Wessel, F. Verification of particle simulation of radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4826507.
Kuley, Animesh, Wang, Z. X., Lin, Z., & Wessel, F. Verification of particle simulation of radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4826507.
Kuley, Animesh, Wang, Z. X., Lin, Z., and Wessel, F. Thu . "Verification of particle simulation of radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4826507. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1565168.
@article{osti_1565168,
title = {Verification of particle simulation of radio frequency waves in fusion plasmas},
author = {Kuley, Animesh and Wang, Z. X. and Lin, Z. and Wessel, F.},
abstractNote = {Radio frequency (RF) waves can offer heating, current and flow drive, as well as instability control for steady state operations of fusion experiments. A particle simulation model has been designed in this work to provide a first-principles tool for studying the RF nonlinear interactions with plasmas. In this model, ions are considered as fully kinetic particles using the Vlasov equation and electrons are treated as guiding centers using the drift kinetic equation. This model has been implemented in a global gyrokinetic toroidal code using real electron-to-ion mass ratio. To confirm the model, linear simulations of ion plasma oscillation, ion Bernstein wave, and lower hybrid wave are carried out in cylindrical geometry and found to agree well with analytic predictions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4826507},
journal = {Physics of Plasmas},
number = 10,
volume = 20,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {10}
}

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