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Gyrokinetic simulations of fusion plasmas using a spectral velocity space representation

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Magnetic confinement fusion reactors suffer severely from heat and particle losses through turbulent transport, which has inspired the construction of ever larger and more expensive reactors. Numerical simulations are vital to their design and operation, but particle collisions are too infrequent for fluid descriptions to be valid. Instead, strongly magnetised fusion plasmas are described by the gyrokinetic equations, a nonlinear integro-differential system for evolving the particle distri...

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Mathemetical Institute
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Mathemetical Institute
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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