Final Report for "Simulation Tools for Parallel Microwave Particle in Cell Modeling"

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Transport of high-power rf fields and the subsequent deposition of rf power into plasma is an important component of developing tokamak fusion energy. Two limitations on rf heating are: (i) breakdown of the metallic structures used to deliver rf power to the plasma, and (ii) a detailed understanding of how rf power couples into a plasma. Computer simulation is a main tool for helping solve both of these problems, but one of the premier tools, VORPAL, is traditionally too difficult to use for non-experts. During this Phase II project, we developed the VorpalView user interface tool. This tool allows Department ... continued below

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Stoltz, Peter H September 25, 2008.

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Transport of high-power rf fields and the subsequent deposition of rf power into plasma is an important component of developing tokamak fusion energy. Two limitations on rf heating are: (i) breakdown of the metallic structures used to deliver rf power to the plasma, and (ii) a detailed understanding of how rf power couples into a plasma. Computer simulation is a main tool for helping solve both of these problems, but one of the premier tools, VORPAL, is traditionally too difficult to use for non-experts. During this Phase II project, we developed the VorpalView user interface tool. This tool allows Department of Energy researchers a fully graphical interface for analyzing VORPAL output to more easily model rf power delivery and deposition in plasmas.

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  • Report No.: Final Report
  • Grant Number: FG02-03ER83841
  • DOI: 10.2172/938509 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 938509
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc897044

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Stoltz, Peter H. Final Report for "Simulation Tools for Parallel Microwave Particle in Cell Modeling", report, September 25, 2008; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897044/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.