Published Validation Papers

The following papers discuss XGC related validation studies:
  • G. Dif-Pradalier, J. Gunn, G. Ciraolo, C.S. Chang, G. Chiavassa, P. Diamond, N. Fedorczak, Ph. Ghendrih, L. Isoardi, M. Kocan, S. Kud, E. Serre, P. Tamain , Tore Supra Team, "The Mistral base case to validate kinetic and fluid turbulence transport codes of the edge and SOL plasmas,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 415, S597S600  (2011) 
  • A. Diallo, J. Canik, T. Goerler, S-H. Ku, G.J. Kramer,T. Osborne, P. Snyder, D. Smith, W. Guttenfelder, R.E. Bell, D.P. Boyle, C-S. Chang, B.P. LeBlanc, R. Maingi, M. Podest  and S. Sabbagh,  "Progress in characterization of the pedestal stability and turbulence during the edge-localized-mode cycle on National Spherical Torus Experiment," Nucl. Fusion 53, 093026 (2013)
  • S.A. Sabbagh, J-W. Ahn, J. Allain, R. Andre, A. Balbaky, R. Bastasz, D. Battaglia, M. Bell, R. Bell, P. Beiersdorfer, E. Belova, J. Berkery, R. Betti, J. Bialek, T. Bigelow, M. Bitter, J. Boedo, P. Bonoli, A. Boozer, A. Bortolon, D. Boyle, D. Brennan, J. Breslau, R. Buttery, J. Canik, G. Caravelli1, C. Chang et al., "Overview of Physics Results from the National Spherical Torus Experiment," Nucl. Fusion 53, 104007 (2013)
  • D.J. Battaglia, C.S. Chang, S.M. Kaye, K. Kim, S. Ku, R. Maingi, R.E. Bell, A. Diallo, S. Gerhardt, B.P. LeBlanc, J. Menard, M. Podesta, and the NSTX Team, "Dependence of the L-H Transition on X-point Geometry and Divertor Recycling on NSTX," Nucl. Fusion 53113032 (2013)
  • R.J. Groebner, C.S. Chang, J.W. Hughes, R. Maingi, P.B. Snyder, X.Q. Xu et al., "Improved Understanding of Physics Processes in Pedestal Structure, Leading to Improved Predictive Capability for ITER," Nuclear Fusion 53, 093024 (2013)
  • D.J. Battaglia, K.H. Burrell, C.S. Chang, S. Ku, J.S. deGrassie, and B.A. Grierson, “Kinetic Neoclassical Transport in the H-mode Pedestal," Phys. Plasmas 21, 072508 (2014)
  • Janghoon Seo, C.S. Chang, S. Ku, J.M. Kwon, W. Choe, “Intrinsic momentum generation by a combined neoclassical and turbulence mechanism in diverted DIII-D plasma edge,” Physics of Plasmas 21, 092501 (2014)
  • R. M. Churchill, C. Theiler, B. Lipschultz; I. H. Hutchinson; M.L. Reinke, D. Whyte; J.W. Hughes, P. Catto, M. Landreman; D. Ernst, C. S. Chang, R. Hager, A. Hubbard, P. Ennever, J. R. Walk, Poloidal asymmetries in edge transport barriers,” Phys. Plasmas 22, 056104 (2015)
  • A. Pankin, T. Rafiq, A.H. Kritz, G.Y. Park, S. Ku, C.S. Chang, D. Brunner, J.W. Hughes, B. LaBombard, J.L. Terry, and R.J. Groebner, “Kinetic Modeling of Divertor Heat Load Fluxes in the Alcator C-Mod and DIII-D Tokamaks,” Phys. Plasmas 22, 092511 (2015)