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In this work, a Fourier solver [McMillan et. al., Comput. Phys. Commun. 181, 715 (2010)] is implemented in the global Eulerian gyrokinetic code GT5D [Y. Idomura et. al., Nucl. Fusion 49, 065029, 2009] and in the global Particle-In-Cell code ORB5 [S. Jolliet et. al., Comput. Phys. Commun 177, 477 (2007)] in order to reduce the memory of the matrix associated(More)
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