Non-Maxwellian fast particle effects in gyrokinetic GENE simulations

  title={Non-Maxwellian fast particle effects in gyrokinetic GENE simulations},
  author={Alessandro Di Siena and T. Gorler and H. Doerk and Roberto Bilato and J. Citrin and Thomas Johnson and M. Schneider and Emanuele Poli and J. E. T. Contributors},
  journal={arXiv: Plasma Physics},
Fast ions have recently been found to significantly impact and partially suppress plasma turbulence both in experimental and numerical studies in a number of scenarios. Understanding the underlying physics and identifying the range of their beneficial effect is an essential task for future fusion reactors, where highly energetic ions are generated through fusion reactions and external heating schemes. However, in many of the gyrokinetic codes fast ions are, for simplicity, treated as equivalent… 

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