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 in shear-flow plasmas confined by a magnetic field, which is a critical issue in enabling this plasma-confinement concept for thermonuclear fusion power reactors.

Publications, Presentations, Etc.

––– . 2019. "Drift-Ideal Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations of m=0 Modes in Z-Pinch Plasmas." Physics of Plasmas 26: 072505. LLNL-JRNL-767947.

Geyko, V., 2019. "Electrostatic Gyrokinetic Simulations of Sheared Z-Pinch." IEEE Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference, Orlando, FL, June 2019. LLNL-PROC-768153.

––– . 2019. "Gyrokinetic Simulations of m=0 Mode in Sheared Flow Z-pinch plasmas." Physics of Plasmas 26: 062114. LLNL-JRNL-769250.