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2016-2018 Los Alamos National Laboratory Fusion Energy Sciences Publications

Peer-reviewed publications sponsored by the DOE Office of Science, Office of Fusion Energy Sciences.

2018

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Chu, P., B. T. Wolfe, and Z. Wang, 2018:  Measurement of incandescent microparticle acceleration using stereoscopic imaging.  Accepted for publication in Review of Scientific of Instruments.
  • Dinklage, A., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2018:  Magnetic configuration effects on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator,  [Paper #NPHYS-2017-08-02583D). Accepted for publication in Nature Physics.
  • Guo, Z., C. J. McDevitt, and X-Zhu Tang, 2018:  Control of runaway electron energy using externally injected whistler waves.  Physics of Plasmas, 25, 032504.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5019381  
  • Hathiraman, D., et al., (LANL author:  G. A. Wurden) 2018:  Upgrades of edge, divertor and scrape-off layer diagnostics of W7‐X for OP1.2, Fusion Eng. Des. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2018.02.013
  • Kleinschmidt, A., et al., (LANL authors: A. Favalli, G Wurden) 2018:  Intense, directed neutron beams from a laser-driven neutron source at PHELIX, Physics of Plasmas 25, 053101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006613
  • Liu, X- Y., B. R. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2018:  New helium bubble growth mode at a symmetric grain-boundary in tungsten: Accelerated molecular dynamics study.  Mater. Res. Lett., 6, 522-536.  https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2018.1494637
  • McDevitt, C. J., Z. Guo, and X-Z. Tang, 2018:  Relation of the runaway avalanche threshold to momentum space topology.  Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 60, 024004.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa9b3f
  • Stephey, L. et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2018:  Impact of magnetic islands in the plasma edge on particle fueling  and exhaust in the HSX and W7-X stellarators.  Accepted for publication in Physics of Plasmas.
  • Szott, M., Z. Wang, and D. Ruzic, 2018:  Reconstruction and analysis of exploding wire particle trajectories via automatic calibration of stereo images. Submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.
  • Wang, Y. M., et al., (LANL author: Z. Wang) 2018:  Nonlinear simulations of the ELM triggering by the deuterium/hydrogen pellet injection in a divertor geometry using the BOUT++ code.  Submitted to Nuclear Fusion.
  • Wang, Z., et al., 2018:  In-situ surface diagnostics 9ISDs) for magnetic fusion. Submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.
  • Wang, Z., et al., 2018:  Hollow pellets for magnetic fusion.  Accepted by the US team for the 27th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, October 2018.
  • Wolfe, B., et al., (LANL authors: Z. Wang) 2018:  Enhanced high-temperature microparticle tracking using machine learning. Submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments.
  • G. A. Wurden, et al., 2018: A divertor scraper observation system for the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. Review of Scientific Instruments, 89, 10E102.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5035078
Discovery Science
  • Baalrud, S. D., A. Bhattacharjee, and W. Daughton, 2018:  Collisionless kinetic theory of oblique tearing instabilities.  Physics of Plasmas, 25, 022115.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5020777
  • Fan, x., P. H. Diamond, and L. Chacón, 2018: CHNS: A case study of turbulence in elastic media.  Physics of Plasmas, 25, 055702.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5016075
  • Fu, X., H. Li, F. Guo, X. Li, and V. Roytershteyn, 2018:  Parametric decay instability and dissipation of low-frequency Alfvén waves in low-beta turbulent plasmas. Astrophys. J., 855, 139. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aaacd6
  • Haw, M. A., P. Wongwaitayakornkul, H. Li, and P. M. Bellan, 2018:  Reverse current model for coronal mass ejection cavity formation.  Astrophys. J. Lett., 862, L15.  https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aad33c
  • Le, A. W. Daughton, O. Ohia, L.-J. Chen, Y.-H. Liu, S. Wang, W. D. Nystrom, and R. Bird, 2018:  Drift turbulence, particle transport, and anomalous dissipation at the reconnecting magnetopause.  Physics of Plasmas25, 062103. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5027086 
  • Sauppe, J. P., and W. Daughton, 2018: Kinetic-scale flux reconnection in periodic and line-tied geometries.  Physics of Plasmas, 25, 012901.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5007860
2017

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Bozhenkov, S. A., et al., (LANL author:  G. A. Wurden) 2017: Effect of error field correction coils on W7-X limiter loads. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 126030.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa85ce
  • Canik, J. M., and X.-Z. Tang, 2017:  Sensitivity of the Boundary Plasma to the Plasma-Material Interface. Fusion Sci. Technol., 71, 103-109. http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-124
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, and L. Chacon, 2017: Formation and evolution of target patterns in Cahn-Hilliard flows.  Phys. Rev. E, 96, 041101(R).  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.96.041101 
  • Fellinger, J., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017: Integration of uncooled scraper elements and its diagnostics into Wendelstein 7-X. Fusion Eng. Des., 124, 226-230.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fusengdes.2017.05.115
  • Guo, Z., C. J. McDevitt, and X-Z. Tang, 2017: Phase-space dynamics of runaway electrons in magnetic fields. Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion, 59, 044003.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-6587/aa5952
  • Guo, Z., X-Z. Tang, and C. J. McDevitt, 2017:  Models of primary runaway electron distribution in the runaway vortex regime.  Phys. Plasmas, 24, 112508.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5006917
  • Hirsch, M., et al., (LANL author: G.A. Wurden) 2017:  Confinement in Wendelstein 7-X limiter plasmas, Nucl. Fusion, 57, 086010.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa7372
  • Lazerson, S. A., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017:  Error field measurement, correction and heat flux balancing on Wendelstein 7-X. Nucl. Fusion 57, 046026. https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa60e7
  • Martinez, E., B. P. Uberuaga, and B. Wirth, 2017:  Atomistic modeling of helium segregation to grain boundaries in tungsten and its effects on de-cohesion. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 086044.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa6e15
  • McDevitt, C. J., X-Z. Tang, and Z. Guo, 2017:  Turbulent current drive mechanisms.  Phys. Plasmas, 24, 082307.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4996222
  • Perez, D., L. Sandoval, S. Blondel, B. Wirth, B. Uberuaga, and A. Voter, 2017:  The mobility of small vacancy/helium complexes in tungsten and its impacts on retention in fusion-relevant conditions. Sci. Rep., 7, 2522.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-02428-2
  • Sun, Z., et al., (LANL author:  Y. M. Wang) 2017:  First results of ELM triggering with a multichamber lithium granule injector into EAST discharges.  IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci., 46, 1076-1080.  https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2017.2773095
  • Tang, X-Z., and Z. Guo, 2017:  Plasma Power Recycling at the Divertor Surface. Fusion Sci. Technol., 71, 110-121.  http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-119
  • Winters, V. R., et al., (LANL author: G A Wurden) 2017:  Overview of the plasma-surface interaction on limiter surfaces in the startup campaign of Wendelstein 7-X.  Physica Scripta, T170, 014050.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1402-4896/aa8e21
  • Wolf, R. C., et al., (LANL author: G. Wurden) 2017: Major results from the first plasma campaign of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator. Nucl. Fusion, 57, 102020.  https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa770d 
  • Wurden, G. A., et al., 2017:  Limiter Observations during W7-X first plasmas. Nuclear Fusion, 57, 056036.   https://doi.org/10.1088/1741-4326/aa6609
Discovery Science
  • Deng, W., B. Zhang, H. Li, and J. M. Stone, 2017: Magnetized GRB reverse shock: Density-fluctuation-induced field distortion and polarization degree reduction in early afterglows. Astrophys. J845, L3. https://doi.org/10.3847/2041-8213/aa7d49
  • Dong, R., S. Li, Chiang, E., and H. Li, 2017:  Multiple Disk Gaps and Rings Generated by a Single Super-Earth.  Astrophys. J., 843, 127. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa72f2
  • Gan, Z., H. Li, S. Li, and F. Yuan, 2017:  Three-dimensional Magnetohydrodynamical Simulations of the Morphology of Head-Tail Radio Galaxies Based on the Magnetic Tower Jet Model. Astrophy. J., 839, 14. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa647e
  • Huang, C., et al., (LANL author: F. Guo) 2017:  Development of Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection in A Magnetic Island. Astrophys., J., 835, 245. https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/245
  • Liu, Y.-H., et al., (LANL authors: F. Guo, W. Daughton, H. Li) 2017: Why does Steady-State Magnetic Reconnection have a Maximum Local Rate of Order 0.1?  Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 085101.  https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.94.054508
  • Sandoval, L., D. Perez, B. P. Uberuaga, and A. F. Voter, 2017:  Growth rate effects on the formation of dislocation loops around deep helium bubbles in tungsten.  Fusion Sci. Technol., 71, 1-6.  http://dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST16-116
  • Shi, M., H. Li, C. Xiao, and X. Wang, 2017: The Parametric Decay Instability of Alfven waves in Turbulent Plasmas and the Applications in the Solar Wind.  Astrophy. J., 842, L63, https://doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/aa71b6
  • Stanier, A., et al., (LANL authors: W. Daughton, A. N. Simakov, L. Chacon, A. Le) 2017: The role of guide field in magnetic reconnection driven by island coalescence.  Phys. Plasmas, 24, 022124.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4976712
  • Zhang, H., H. Li, F. Guo, and G. Taylor, 2017:  Polarization Signatures of Kink Instabilities in the Blazar Emission Region with Relativistic Magnetohydrodynamic Simulations.  Astrophys. J., 835, 125.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/1538-4357/835/2/125
2016

Burning Plasmas Foundations & Long Pulse

  • Lumsdaine, A., et al., (LANL author: G. A. Wurden) 2016:  Overview of Design and Analysis Activities for the W7-X Scraper Element.   IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 44, 1739-1744.  https://doi.org/10.1109/TPS.2016.2598486
  • Perez, D., L. Sandoval, B. Uberuaga, and A. Voter, 2016:  The thermodynamic and kinetic interactions of He interstitial clusters with bubbles in W.  J. Appl. Phys., 119, 203301.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4951706
  • Plaud-Ramos, K. O., M. S. Freeman, W. Wei, E. Guardincerri, J. D. Bacon, J. Cowan, J. M. Durham, D. Huang, J. Gao, M.A. Hoffbauer, D. J. Morley, C. L. Morris, D. C. Poulson, and Z. Wang, 2016: A study of CR-39 plastic charged-particle detector replacement by consuming imaging sensors.   Rev. Sci. Instrum., 87, 11E706.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4960168
  • Roth, M., et al., (LANL authors: D. Jung, K. Falk, N. Guler, M. Devlin, A. Favalli, J. Fernandez, D.C. Gautier, R. Haight, C. E. Hamilton, R. P. Johnson, F. Merrill, K. Schoenberg, T. Shimada, T. Taddeucci, J. L. Tybo, S. A. Wender, C. H. Wilde, G. A Wurden) 2016: A bright neutron source driven by relativistic transparency of solids.  J. Phys. Conference Series, 688, 012094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/688/1/012094
  • Tang, X-Z., and Z. Guo, 2016: Kinetic model for the collisionless sheath of a collisional plasma.  Phys Plasmas, 23, 083503.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4960321
  • Tang, X.-Z., and Z. Guo, 2016: Critical role of electron heat flux on Bohm criterion.   Phys. Plasmas, 23, 120701.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4971808
  • Wang, Z., et al., (LANL authors: Q. Liu, W. Waganaar) 2016:  Four dimensional (4D) tracking of high-temperature microparticles  Rev. Sci. Instrum.87, 11D601.  https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4955280 
  • Wang, Z., R. Lundsford, D. K. Mansfield, and J. H. Nichols, 2016:  Existing and new applications of micropellet injection (MPI) in magnetic fusion.  J. Plasma Phys., 82, 615820202. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377816000404

Discovery Science

  • Akcay, C., W. Daughton, V. S. Lukin, and Y.-H. Liu, 2016: A two-fluid study of oblique tearing modes in a force –free current sheet.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 012112.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4940945
  • Albright, B. J., L. Yin, K. J. Bowers, and B. Bergen, 2016:  Multi-dimensional dynamics of stimulated Brillouin scattering in a laser speckle: Ion acoustic wave bowing, breakup, and laser seeded two-ion-wave decay.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 032703.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4943102
  • Beresnyak, A., and H. Li, 2016:  First Order Particle Acceleration in Magnetically-Driven Flows. Astrophys. J., 819, 90.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/819/2/90
  • Chacon, L. and A. Stanier, 2016: A scalable, fully implicit algorithm for the reduced two-field low-β extended MHD model.  J. Comput. Phys., 326, 763-772.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2016.09.007
  • Deng, W., H. Zhang, B. Zhang, and H. Li, 2016:  Collision-induced magnetic reconnection and a unified interpretation of polarization properties of GRBs and blazars.   Astrophys. J. Lett., 821, L12. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/821/1/L12 
  • Fan, X., P. H. Diamond, L. Chacón, and H. Li, 2016:  Cascades and spectra of a turbulent spinodal decomposition in two-dimensional symmetric binary liquid mixtures. Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 054403.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.1.054403
  • Fowler, T. K, and H. Li, 2016:  Spheromaks and how plasmas may explain the ultra high energy cosmic ray mystery. J. Plasma Phys., 82, 595920503/  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022377816000866
  • Gekelman, W., et al., (LANL authors: W. Daughton, T. Intrator) 2016: Pulsating Magnetic Reconnection Driven by Three- dimensional Flux-Rope Interactions.  Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 235101.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4976712
  • Guo, F., H. Li, W. Daughton, X. Li, Y.-H. Liu, 2016:  Particle acceleration during magnetic reconnection in a low-beta pair plasma.  Phys. Plasmas, 23, 055708.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4948284
  • Guo, F., et al., (LANL authors: X. Li, H. Li, W. Daughton, N. Lloyd-Ronning, H. Zhang) 2016:  Efficient production of high-energy nonthermal particles during magnetic reconnection in a magnetically dominated ion-electron plasma.  Astrophys. J. Lett., 818, L9. http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/2041-8205/818/1/L9
  • Opie, S., S. Gautam, E. Fortin, J. Lynch,  P. Peralta, and E. Loomis, 2016:  Behaviour of rippled shocks from ablatively-driven Richtmyer-Meshkov in metals accounting for strength.  J. Phys. Conference Series, 717, 012075. http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/717/1/012075
  • Wang, Z., et al., (LANL authors: Q. Liu, W. Waganaar), 2016: Four dimensional (4D) tracking of high-temperature microparticles. Rev. Sci. Instrum., 87, 11D601.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4955280
  • Zhang, H., C. Diltz, and M. Böttcher, 2016:  Radiation and polarization signatures of the 3D multizone time-dependent hadronic blazar model.  Astrophys. J., 829, http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/829/2/69
  • Zhang, H., W. Deng, H. Li, and M. Böttcher, 2016:  Polarization signatures of relativistic magnetohydrodynamic shocks in the blazar emission region. I.  Force-free helical magnetic fields.  Astrophys. J., 817, 63.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3847/0004-637X/817/1/63