Particle-in-cell modeling of field reversed configuration formation by odd-parity rotating magnetic fields

D. R. Welch, T. C. Genoni, Samuel A. Cohen, A. H. Glasser

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Abstract

We describe kinetic electromagnetic particle-in-cell simulation of a field reversed configuration with rotating magnetic fields (RMF). The energy-conserving algorithm calculates RMF penetration, gas breakdown and field reversal for the odd-parity RMF, PFRC device. An advanced simulation technique is being developed that preserves charged particle orbits for large time steps. These techniques are being developed to model future devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-587
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Fusion Energy
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

Keywords

  • Field reversed configuration
  • Particle in cell
  • Plasma simulation
  • Rotating magnetic fields

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