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Large Scale Particle-in-cell Plasma Simulation

  • Seiji Ishiguro

Abstract

A three dimensional particle-in-cell (PIC) simulation code is developed for investigating plasma kinetic phenomena in fusion plasma. The code is parallelized using High Performance Fortran (HPF) and good performance is attained for computations carried out on the Plasma Simulator NEC SX-7/160M5 at the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS). The code is applied to investigate the blob transport in magnetized plasma.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Seiji Ishiguro
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  1. 1.National Institute for Fusion Science, National Institute of Natural Science and Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI)Toki GifuJapan

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