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Title: Finite Larmor radius effects on the (m = 2, n = 1) cylindrical tearing mode

New field solvers are developed in the gyrokinetic code GEM [Chen and Parker, J. Comput. Phys. 220, 839 (2007)] to simulate low-n modes. A novel discretization is developed for the ion polarization term in the gyrokinetic vorticity equation. An eigenmode analysis with finite Larmor radius effects is developed to study the linear resistive tearing mode. The mode growth rate is shown to scale with resistivity as γ ∼ η{sup 1∕3}, the same as the semi-collisional regime in previous kinetic treatments [Drake and Lee, Phys. Fluids 20, 1341 (1977)]. Tearing mode simulations with gyrokinetic ions are verified with the eigenmode calculation.
Authors:
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  1. Center for Integrated Plasma Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22408295
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CYLINDRICAL CONFIGURATION; EIGENVALUES; EQUATIONS; IONS; LARMOR RADIUS; POLARIZATION; SIMULATION; TEARING INSTABILITY