Linear study of global microinstabilities using spectral and PIC methods
A spectral as well as a time evolution particle in cell (PIC) code are presently being developed to solve the linearized gyrokinetic equations for studying global microinstabilities in toroidal geometry. In many ways these 2 methods are complementary and therefore allow for valuable cross-checking and validation of the diffraction approximations made. This parallel approach forms a firm basis for future studies of non-linear evolution or higher dimensional systems.
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Proceedings of the Joint Varenna-Lausanne International Workshop on 'Theory of Fusion Plasmas', Varenna (IT), August 26-30, 1996, pp. 101-114
Record Number: 199710327 / Last updated on: 1997-04-14
Original language: en
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