Computer models for kinetic equations of magnetically confined plasmas
Abstract
This paper presents four working computer models developed by the computational physics group of the National Magnetic Fusion Energy Computer Center. All of the models employ a kinetic description of plasma species. Three of the models are collisional, i.e., they include the solution of the FokkerPlanck equation in velocity space. The fourth model is collisionless and treats the plasma ions by a fully threedimensional particleincell method.
 Publication:

Presented at the International Conference on Plasma Physics
 Pub Date:
 1987
 Bibcode:
 1987plph.conf....6K
 Keywords:

 Collisional Plasmas;
 Collisionless Plasmas;
 Computerized Simulation;
 Kinetic Equations;
 Mathematical Models;
 Plasma Control;
 Transport Theory;
 Beam Injection;
 Beam Interactions;
 Charged Particles;
 Cray Computers;
 FokkerPlanck Equation;
 Particle In Cell Technique;
 Plasmas (Physics);
 Plasma Physics