Full f Gyrokinetic Simulation of Tokamak Plasma Turbulence Using ELMFIRE


Gyrokinetic particle-in-cell simulation on a transport and microinstability time scale is performed with the ELMFIRE code for a small tokamak FT-2 with kinetic electrons. Turbulent modes are characterized based on their poloidal phase velocity, and tentative comparison with the Doppler reflectometric measurement is done for the poloidal mode rotation. Cyclone base case comparison with adiabatic electrons reveals the need for a sophisticated adiabaticity model in the presence of finite ion orbits. Progress in the simulation of the edge pedestal in L-H transition conditions for a medium-sized tokamak is reported.

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@inproceedings{Heikkinen2008FullFG, title={Full f Gyrokinetic Simulation of Tokamak Plasma Turbulence Using ELMFIRE}, author={Jukka A. Heikkinen and Salomon J. Janhunen and Timo P. Kiviniemi and S. Leerink and Mansouri Nora and Francisco Ogando and Mats Aspn{\"a}s and Tuomas Korpilo and Artur Signell and Joakim Westerholm and E. Z. Gusakov and Juan del Rosal}, year={2008} }