Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Verification of long wavelength electromagnetic modes with a gyrokinetic-fluid hybrid model in the XGC code.
- Author(s): Hager, Robert
- Lang, Jianying
- Chang, CS
- Ku, S
- Chen, Y
- Parker, SE
- Adams, MF
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.4983320
As an alternative option to kinetic electrons, the gyrokinetic total-f particle-in-cell (PIC) code XGC1 has been extended to the MHD/fluid type electromagnetic regime by combining gyrokinetic PIC ions with massless drift-fluid electrons analogous to Chen and Parker [Phys. Plasmas 8, 441 (2001)]. Two representative long wavelength modes, shear Alfvén waves and resistive tearing modes, are verified in cylindrical and toroidal magnetic field geometries.