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A code to solve the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck equation applied to particle transport in magnetic turbulence

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We present a novel code which solves the Vlasov-Fokker-Planck (VFP) equation in three-dimensional magnetic turbulence using finite difference methods. The approach is distinct from particle tracking codes. The angular component of the velocity space distribution function is represented by a spherical harmonic expansion drawing on an approach pioneered by Bell, et al. (2006 Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 48 R37) for laser-plasma interaction simulations. This method enables the accurate represent...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION
Volume:
52
Issue:
7
Pages:
075011-075011
Publication date:
2010-07-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1361-6587
ISSN:
0741-3335
Source identifiers:
60703
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:60703
UUID:
uuid:b2cfeb9e-7dd1-4528-a9bc-38b622b464aa
Local pid:
pubs:60703
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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