Latest Research on the Physical Properties of Transport in Plasmas

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Applied Physics General".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2024) | Viewed by 593

Special Issue Editors

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ISC-CNR and Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Energia, Duca degli Abruzzi 24,10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: impurity transport in tokamaks; MHD instabilities; integrated modelling; supercomputing

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NEMO Group, Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Turin, Italy
Interests: nuclear fusion; plasma power exhaust; liquid metals; thermal-hydraulics; lead-cooled reactors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to submit articles to the Special Issue entitled the “Latest Research on the Physical Properties of Transport in Plasmas”.

To date, the research in the field is nearing the achievement of attaining an exploitable energy source via fusion reactions, including the latest results of the European Tokamak JET and also so-called “compact devices”. Simultaneously, with the increased availability of new probes data, the notion of transport in the field of astrophysics is entering an exciting stage.

The recent studies conducted on tokamaks show that scenario development is the key for achieving the desired high-Q–high-duration operation. To achieve self-sustaining fusion reactions, transport studies are essential in order to balance and reduce energy losses. Impurity transport as a result of the first wall and divertor erosion is also a relevant issue, especially since, at present, there is the intention to use liquid metals to coat plasma-facing surfaces. Macro- and micro-instability studies are necessary to understand their impact on the transport properties of the plasma. It is important for the scientific community to increase its knowledge of these aspects and to consider the ideas, problems, and solutions as much as possible.

In this Special Issue, we invite the authors to submit studies that explore the cutting-edge research and recent advances in the field of the physical properties of transport in plasmas. Both theoretical and experimental studies are invited for submission, as well as comprehensive reviews and survey papers combined with astrophysics and space plasma physics.

Dr. Chiara Marchetto
Dr. Giuseppe Francesco Nallo
Guest Editors

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  • scenario development
  • plasma surface interaction
  • particle, energy, and impurity transport
  • integrated modeling for plasma transport
  • plasma instabilities
  • edge and divertor plasma physics, including liquid metal divertors
  • solar wind and magnetopause

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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