Journal of Plasma Physics


Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation of scrape-off-layer plasmas

a1 Theory and Computer Simulation Center, National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki 509-5292, Japan
a2 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Soken-dai), Toki 509-5292, Japan

Article author query
ishiguro s   [Google Scholar] 
hasegwa h   [Google Scholar] 


Three-dimensional particle-in-cell simulation code for the investigation of physics in scrape-off-layer plasmas is developed. The code is parallelized by using High Performance Fortran (HPF) and good performance is attained in the computation at the Plasma Simulator at the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) (NEC SX-7/160M5). The code represents resonable physics related to sheath and presheath formation as well as the formation of the self-consistent potential structure related to blob transport across a magnetic field.

(Received October 16 2005)
(Accepted April 10 2006)

p1 Present address: The Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) 3173-25, showa-machi, kanazawa-ku, yokohama, 236-0001, Japan.