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Abstract

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.

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Authors: BRUNNER S, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH);FIVAZ M, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH);VACLAVIK J, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH);APPERT K, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH);TRAN T M, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Centre de Recherches en Physique des Plasmas (CH)
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
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en