Simulating Magnetized Particle Dynamics in Z-Pinch Plasmas

Mikhail Dorf | 18-ERD-007

Executive Summary

We are assessing the influence of abnormal transport of particles on shear-flow plasmas confined by a magnetic field, which is a critical issue in enabling the Z-pinch confinement concept for thermonuclear fusion power reactors.

Publications and Presentations

Angus, J. R., et al. 2018. "Drift-Ideal MHD Simulations of Drift Modes in Z-Pinch Plasmas." LLNL-POST-752000.

Dorf, M., et al. 2018. "Gyrokinetic Simulations of Drift-Wave Instabilities in Flow-Stabilized Z-Pinch Plasmas." LLNL-POST-752551.