Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration

May 2016 | Daniel Fulton | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Following the recent remarkable progress in magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) stability control in the C-2U advanced beam driven field-reversed configuration (FRC), turbulent transport has become one of the foremost obstacles on the path towards an FRC-based fusion reactor.

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Transport simulations of the C-2 and C-2U Field Reversed Configurations with the Q2D code

Transport simulations of the C-2 and C-2U Field Reversed Configurations with the Q2D code

April 2016 | Marco Onofri | Sherwood | Poster

The Q2D code is a 2D MHD code, which includes a neutral fluid and separate ion and electron temperatures, coupled with a 3D Monte Carlo code, which is used to calculate source terms due to neutral beams.

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Gyrokinetic particle simulation of a field reversed configuration

January 2016 | D. Fulton | Physics of Plasmas | Paper

Gyrokinetic particle simulation of the field-reversed configuration (FRC) has been developed using the gyrokinetic toroidal code (GTC). The magnetohydrodynamic equilibrium is mapped from cylindrical coordinates to Boozer coordinates for the FRC core and scrape-off layer (SOL), respectively.

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Feasibility study of microwave electron heating on the C-2 field-reversed configuration device

February 2015 | X. Yang | AIP Conference Proceedings | Paper

Different microwave heating scenarios for the C-2 plasmas have been investigated recently with use of both the Genray ray-racing code and the IPF-FDMC full-wave code, and the study was focused on the excitation of the electron Bernstein wave (EBW) with O-mode launch.

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Numerical study of rotational instabilities and beam ion effects in FRC using the HYM code

Numerical study of rotational instabilities and beam ion effects in FRC using the HYM code

October 2014 | E. Belova | APS-DPP | Presentation

Numerical study of FRC spin-up and the effects of end-biasing on FRC stability has been performed using a 3D nonlinear hybrid version of the HYM code for TAE FRC experimental parameters.

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