Commun. Comput. Phys., 5 (2009), pp. 183-194.


Full Torus Electromagnetic Gyrokinetic Particle Simulations with Kinetic Electrons

Y. Nishimura 1*, Z. Lin 1, L. Chen 1

1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Irvine, 92697-4575, USA.

Received 27 December 2007; Accepted (in revised version) 20 May 2008
Available online 15 July 2008

Abstract

The full torus electromagnetic gyrokinetic particle simulations using the hybrid model with kinetic electrons in the presence of magnetic shear is presented. The fluid-kinetic electron hybrid model employed in this paper improves numerical properties by removing the tearing mode, meanwhile, preserves both linear and nonlinear wave-particle resonances of electrons with Alfven wave and ion acoustic wave.


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PACS: 52.20.Gz, 52.35.Ra, 52.65.Cc
Key words: Gyrokinetic particle simulation, plasma turbulence, electromagnetic gyrokinetic theory.

*Corresponding author.
Email: ynishimu@pppl.gov (Y. Nishimura), zhihongl@uci.edu (Z. Lin), liuchen@uci.edu (L. Chen)
 

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