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A Fusion-Fission Implementation of the 
Hybrid Molten Salt Reactor (HMSR)

Authors:   Robert D. Woolley

PPPL-5192 Abstract


Formation of current singularity in a 
topologically constrained plasma

Authors:   Yao Zhou, Yi-Min Huang, Hong Qin,  and A. Bhattacharjee

PPPL-5193 Abstract

Blob Structure and Motion in the Edge of NSTX

Authors:   S.J. Zweben, J.R. Myra, W.M. Davis, D.A. D’Ippolito, T.K. Gray, S.M. Kaye, B.P. LeBlanc, R.J. Maqueda, D.A. Russell, D.P. Stotler and the NSTX-U Team

PPPL-5194 Abstract

PPPL Annual Site Environmental Report 2014

PPPL-5195 Abstract


Fast response of electron-scale turbulence to 
auxiliary heating cessation in National Spherical Torus Experiment

Authors:   Y. Ren, W.X. Wang, B. P. LeBlanc, W. Guttenfelder, S. M. Kaye, S. Ethier, 
E. Mazzucato, K.C. Lee, C. W. Domier, R. Bell, D. R. Smith, and H. Yuh

PPPL-5196 Abstract

 Initial experimental test of a high density plasma mass filter

Authors:   R Gueroult, E S Evans, S J Zweben, N J Fisch
,  F Levinton

PPPL-5197 Abstract

Self-organized Stationary States of Tokamaks

Authors:   S.C. Jardin,  N. Ferraro,  and I. Kreb

PPPL-5198 Abstract

Modeling and Control of Plasma Rotation for NSTX
 Using Neoclassical Toroidal Viscosity and Neutral Beam Injection

Authors:   I.R. Goumiri, C.W. Rowley, S.A. Sabbagh, D.A. Gates, S.P. Gerhardt, 
M.D. Boyer, R. Andre, E. Kolemen, K. Taira

PPPL-5199 Abstract

Optimal Shielding Design for Minimum Materials Cost or Mass

Authors:   Robert D. Woolley

PPPL-5200 Abstract

A Short Informal History of TFTR Diagnostics

Authors:   Kenneth M. Young

PPPL-5201 Abstract

Identification of new turbulence contributions to plasma 
transport and confinement in spherical tokamak regime

Authors:   W. X. Wang, S. Ethier, Y. Ren, S. Kaye, J. Chen, E. Startsev
, Z. Lu
, Z. Q. Li

PPPL-5202 Abstract

 Distinct turbulence sources and confinement 
features in spherical tokamak plasma regime

Authors:   W. X. Wang, S. Ethier, Y. Ren, S. Kaye, J. Chen, E. Startsev, and Z. Lu

PPPL-5203 Abstract

Relativistic Ponderomotive Hamiltonian 
of a Dirac Particle in a Vacuum Laser Field

Authors:   D.E. Ruiz, C.L. Ellison, I.Y. Dodin

PPPL-5204 Abstract

Verification of the ideal MHD response at rational surfaces in VMEC

Authors:   Samuel A. Lazerson, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
, Joaquim Loizu, Max-Plank Intitute-fur-Plamaphysik,
 Steven Hirshman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
, Stuart R. Hudson, Princeton Plasma Physics Lab

PPPL-5205 Abstract

Magnet Design Considerations for Fusion Nuclear Science Facility

Authors:    Y. Zhai, C. Kessel, L. El-guebaly and P. Titus

PPPL-5206 Abstract

Finite Element Analysis of Transverse Compressive and
 Thermal Loads on Nb3Sn Wires with Voids

Authors:   Y. Zhai, L. d’Hauthuille, C. Barth and C. Senatore

PPPL-5207 Abstract

Explicit high-order non-canonical symplectic particle-in-cell
 algorithms for Vlasov-Maxwell systems

Authors:   Jianyuan Xiao, Hong Qin, Jian Liu, Yang He, Ruili Zhang, and Yajuan Sun

PPPL-5208 Abstract

Modeling thermionic emission from laser-heated nanoparticles

Authors:   J.M. Mitrani, M.N. Shneider, B.C Stratton, and Y. Raitses

PPPL-5209 Abstract

Full-wave modeling of EMIC waves near the He+ gyrofrequency

Authors:   Eun-Hwa Kim and Jay R. Johnson

PPPL-5210 Abstract

Localization of ULF waves in multi-ion plasmas of the planetary magnetosphere

Authors:   Eun-Hwa Kim, Jay R. Johnson, and Dong-Hun Lee

PPPL-5211 Abstract

A new hybrid-Lagrangian numerical scheme for gyrokinetic simulation of tokamak edge plasma

Authors:   S. Ku, R. Hager, C.S. Chang, J.M. Kwon, and S.E. Parker

PPPL-5212 Abstract

A dynamic magnetic tension force as the cause of failed solar eruptions

Authors: C. E. Myers, M. Yamada, H. Ji,  J. Yoo, W. Fox, J. Jara-Almonte, A. Savcheva & E. E. DeLuca

PPPL-5213 Abstract


Liquid Lithium Applications for Solving Challenging Fusion 
Reactor Issues and NSTX-U Contributions

Authors:   M. Ono, M.A. Jaworski, R. Kaita, Y. Hirooka, T.K. Gray, and
 the NSTX-U Research Team

PPPL-5214 Abstract

Sorption of Atmospheric Gases by Bulk Lithium Metal

Authors:   C. A. Hart, C. H. Skinner, A. M. Capece, and B. E. Koel

PPPL-5215 Abstract

Spreading of lithium on a stainless steel surface at room temperature

Authors:   C. H. Skinner, A.M. Capece, J.P. Roszell, B. E. Koel

PPPL-5216 Abstract

Effects of energetic particle phase space modifications by 
instabilities on integrated modeling

Authors:   M. Podesta, M. Gorelenkova, E. Fredrickson, N. N. Gorelenkov, R. B.White

PPPL-5217 Abstract

Phase space effects on fast ion distribution 
function modeling in tokamaks

Authors:    M. Podesta , M. Gorelenkova, E. D. Fredrickson, N. N. Gorelenkov and R. B. White

PPPL-5218 Abstract

Lithium granule ablation and penetration 
during ELM pacing experiments at DIII-D

Authors:   R. Lunsford, A. Bortolon, A.L. Roquemore, D.K. Mansfield, A. Nagy, R. Maingi, 
P. B. Parks, G. Jackson, E. Gilson, C.P. Chrobak

PPPL-5219 Abstract

In Vacuo Analysis of LTX Wall Samples Exposed to Lithium and 
Implications for High-Z Plasma-Facing Components in NSTX-U

Authors:   R. Kaita, M. Lucia, J. P. Allain, F. Bedoya, R. Bell, D. Boyle, 
A. Capece, M. Jaworski, B. E. Koel, R. Majeski, J. Roszell, 
J. Schmitt, F. Scotti, C. H. Skinner, V. Soukhanovskii

PPPL-5220 Abstract

Adjoint Fokker-Planck equation and runaway electron dynamics

Authors:  Chang Liu, Dylan P. Brennan, Amitava Bhattacharjee, 
Allen H. Boozer

 PPPL-5221 Abstract


Ion Cyclotron Emission Studies: Retrospects and Prospects

Authors:  N. N. Gorelenkov

PPPL-5222 Abstract


A Review of NSTX Research 1999-2015

Authors:  S. M. Kaye

PPPL-5223 Abstract


Practicality of magnetic compression for plasma density control

Authors:  Renaud Gueroult and Nathaniel J. Fisch

PPPL-5224 Abstract


Electro-Magnetic Analysis of the ITER Upper Visible Infrared Wide Angle Viewing System

Authors:  M. Smith, Y. Zhai, A. Jariwala, T. Edgemon, L. Konkel, M. Smiley, J. Vasquez, A. L. Verlaan, J. A. C. Heijmans

PPPL-5225 Abstract


On the inward drift of runaway electrons in plateau regime

Authors:  Di Hu and Hong Qin

PPPL-5226 Abstract


Validating predictive models for fast ion profile 
relaxation in burning plasmas

Authors:  N. N. Gorelenkov, W. W. Heidbrink, G.J. Kramer, 
J.B. Lestz, M. Podesta, M. A. Van Zeeland, R. B. White

PPPL-5227 Abstract


CIXS Diagnostic Components Testing in ITER-like Environment

Authors:  N. Allen, R.Feder, K. Hill, L. Delgado-Aparicio, M. Duco, B. Stratton, 
J. Rice, Tilman Donath, Clemens Schulze-Briese

PPPL-5228 Abstract


A Fusion-Fission Implementation of the 
Hybrid Molten Salt Reactor (HMSR)

Authors:   Robert D. Woolley

PPPL-5229 Abstract


 Upper Port Plug 14 Diagnostic Shielding Module (DSM) Design

Authors:   A. Jariwala, R.Feder, M. Smith, Y. Zhai, W. Wang , T. Edgemon, L. Konkel

PPPL-5230 Abstract


A Predictive Model for the Tokamak Density Limit

Authors:  Q. Teng, D.P. Brennan, L. Delgado-Aparicio, D.A. Gates, J. Swerdlow, R.B. White

PPPL-5231 Abstract


Fusion Energy Systems Studies (FESS) FNSF Study 
Year-End Report for 2015

Authors:  C. E. Kessel, J. Blanchard, A. Davis, L. El-guebaly, L. Garrison, N. Ghoniem, 
Y. Huang, P. Humrickhouse, Y. Katoh, A. Khodak, S. Malang, E. Marriott, N. Morley, 
M. Rensink, T. Rognlien, A. Rowcliffe, S. Smolentsev, P. Snyder, M. Tillack, P. Titus,
 L. Waganer, A. Ying, and Y. Zhai

PPPL-5232 Abstract


First measurements of error fields on W7-X using 
flux surface mapping

Authors:  Samuel A. Lazerson, Matthias Otte, Sergey Bozhenkov,
 Christoph Biedermann, Thomas Sunn Pedersen and the
W7-X Team

PPPL-5233 Abstract


Fusion Nuclear Science Facility Overview, Physics Assumptions and Operating Space

Authors:  C. E. Kessel and the FESS Team

PPPL-5234 Abstract


Resonance in Fast-Wave Amplitude in a Low-Density Peripheral Plasma

Authors:   R. J. Perkins and J. C. Hosea and N. Bertelli and G. Taylor and J. R. Wilson

PPPL-5235 Abstract


Magnetohydrodynamics for Collisionless Plasmas
 from the Gyrokinetic Perspective

Authors:   W.W. Lee

PPPL-5236 Abstract


Mitigation of Alfvenic activity by 3D magnetic perturbations on

Authors:   G.J. Kramer, A. Bortolon, N.M. Ferraro, D.A. Spong, 
N.A. Crocker, D.S. Darrow, E.D. Fredrickson, S. Kubota, 
J-K. Park, M. Podesta, W.W. Heidbrink, and the NSTX Team

PPPL-5237 Abstract


Phase coherence of parametric decay modes 
during high-harmonic fast-wave heating
 in the National Spherical Torus Experiment

Authors:   J. A. Carlsson, J. R. Wilson, J. C. Hosea, N. L. Greenough, and R. J. Perkins

PPPL-5238 Abstract




Tokamak-Independent Software Analysis Suite 
for Multi-Spectral Line-Polarization MSE Diagnostics

Authors:   S. D. Scott, R. T. Mumgaard

PPPL-5240 Abstract


Quasi-linear gyrokinetic predictions of the 
Coriolis momentum pinch in NSTX

Authors:   W. Guttenfelder, S.M. Kaye, Y. Ren, W. Solomon, R.E. Bell, J. Candy, S.P. Gerhardt, 
B.P. LeBlanc, H. Yuh 

PPPL-5241 Abstract


Modeling of Imperfect Nb3Sn Superconducting Wires
 under Transverse Loading

Authors:   Luc D’Hauthuille and Yuhu Zhai

PPPL-5242 Abstract


Experimental and modeling uncertainties in the 
validation of Lower Hybrid Current Drive

Authors:   RF. M. Poli
, P. T. Bonoli, M. Chilenski, R. Mumgaard, S. Shiraiwa, G. M. Wallace
, R. Andre, L. Delgado-Aparicio, S. Scott, J. R. Wilson, R.W. Harvey, Yu.V. Petrov
M. Reinke, I. Faust, R. Granetz, J. Hughes, J. Rice, J. Walk

PPPL-5243 Abstract


Gyrokinetic neoclassical study of the bootsrap current in the tokamak edge pedestal with fully non-linear Coulomb collisions

Authors:   R. Hager, C.S. Chang

PPPL-5244 Abstract

Update on the status of the ITER ECE diagnostic design

Authors:  G. Taylor, M.E. Austin, A. Basile, J.H. Beno, S. Danani, R. Feder, S. Houshmandyar, A.E. Hubbard, D.W. Johnson, A. Khodak, R. Kumar, S. Kumar, A. Ouroua, S.B. Padasalagi, H.K.B. Pandya, P.E. Phillips, A.W. L. Rowan, J. Stillerman, S. Thomas, V. S. Udintsev, G. Vayakis, M. Walsh, D. Weeks

PPPL-5247 Abstract

Identification of multi-modal plasma responses to applied magnetic perturbations sing the plasma reluctance

Authors:   N. Logan, C. Paz-Soldan, J.  Park, R. Nazikian

PPPL-5249 Abstract


Parallel electron force balance and the L-H Transition

Authors:   T. Stoltzfus-Dueck

PPPL-5250 Abstract


High Frequency pacing of edge localized modes by injection of lithium granules in DIII-D H-mode discharges

Authors:   A. Bortolon, R. Maingi, D.K. Mansfield, A. Nagy, A.L. Roquemore, L.R. Baylor, N. Commaux, G.L. Jackson, E.P. Gilson, R. Lunsford, P.B. Parks, C. Chrystal, B.A. Grierson, R. Groebner, S. Haskey, M.J. Makowski, C.J. Lasnier, R. Nazikian, T. Osborne, D. Shiraki, M.A. Van Zeeland 

PPPL-5251 Abstract


Dynamic EROI Assessment of the IPCC 21st Century Electricity Production Scenarios

Authors:   C. Neumeyer, R. Goldston

PPPL-5252 Abstract


A fully non-linear multi-species Fokker-Planck-Landau collision operator for simulation of fusion plasma

Authors:   R. Hager, E.S. Yoon,  S. Ku, E.F. D'Azevedo, P.H. Worley, C.S. Chang

PPPL-5253 Abstract


Equilibrium Potential Well due to Finite Larmor Radius Effects at the Tokamak Edge

Authors:   W.W. Lee, R.B. White

PPPL-5254 Abstract


Remote-sensing gas measurements with Coherent Rayleigh-Brillouin Scattering

Authors:   A. Gerakis, M.N. Shneider, B.C. Stratton

PPPL-5255 Abstract


Collisional dependence of Alfven mode saturation in tokamaks

Authors:   M. Zhou, R. White

PPPL-5256 Abstract


Saturation of Alfvén modes in tokamaks

Authors:   R. White, N. Gorelenkov, M. Gorelenkova, M. Podesta, S. Ethier, and Y. Chen

PPPL-5257 Abstract


Understanding the dynamics and energetics of magnetic reconnection in a laboratory plasma: Review of recent progress on selected fronts

Authors:  M. Yamada, J. Yoo, C.E. Myers

PPPL-5258 Abstract


Action principle for Coulomb collisions in plasmas

Authors:  E. Hirvijok

PPPL-5259 Abstract


Fluid moments of the Landau collision operator

Authors:  E. Hirvijok, M. Lingam, D. Pfefferlé, L. Comisso, J. Candy, A. Bhattacharjee

PPPL-5260 Abstract


Recent Advances Towards a Lithium Vapor Box Divertor

Authors:  R.J. Goldston, A. Hakim, G.W. Hammett, M.A. Jaworski, J. Schwartz

PPPL-5261 Abstract


Initial operation of the NSTX-Upgrade Real-Time Velocity diagnostic

Authors:  M. Podesta and R. E. Bell

PPPL-5262 Abstract


Preliminary measurements of the edge magnetic field pitch from 2-D Doppler backscattering in MAST and NSTX-U

Authors: R. G. L. Vann, K. J. Brunner, R. Ellis, G. Taylor, D. A. Thomas

PPPL-5263 Abstract


A Multi-Cone X-Ray Imaging Bragg Crystal Spectrometer

Authors: M. Bitter, K. W. Hill, Lan Gao, P. C. Efthimion, L. Delgado-Apariccio, S. Lazerson, N. Pablant

PPPL-5265 Abstract


Multi-energy x-ray detector calibration for Te and impurity density (nZ) measurements of MCF plasmas

Authors: J. Maddox, N. Pablant, P. Efthimion, L. Delgado-Aparicio, K.W. Hill, M. Bitter, M.L. Reinke, M. Rissi, T. Donath, B. Luethi, B. Stratton

PPPL-5266 Abstract


Electron temperature profile measurements using variable energy x-ray detection

Authors: J. Maddox, L. Delgado-Aparicio, N. Pablant, K.W. Hill, M. Bitter, J.E. Rice, M.L. Reinke, A. Hubbard, P. Efthimion, B. Stratton, S.Wolfe

PPPL-5267 Abstract

Remote Temperature Sensing for Scanning Auger Microprobe

Authors:   A.M. Lewis; C.S. Skinner

PPPL-5268 Abstract


Modeling of Lithium Granule Injection in NSTX with M3D-C1

Authors: A. Fil, E. Kolemen, A. Bortolon, N. Ferraro, S. Jardin, P.B. Parks, R. Lunsford, R. Maingi

PPPL-5269 Abstract


Kinetic neoclassical calculations of impurity radiation profiles

Authors: D.P. Stotler, D.J. Battagliaa, R. Hager, K. Kim, T. Koskela, G. Park, M.L. Reinke

PPPL-5270 Abstract


Pressure Driven Currents Near Magnetic Islands in mD MHD Equilibria: Effects of Pressure Variation Within Flux Surfaces and of Symmetry

Authors: A. Reiman

PPPL-5271 Abstract


Linear gyrokinetic simulations of microinstabilities within the pedestal region of H-mode NSTX discharges in a highly shaped geometry

Authors: M. Coury, W. Guttenfelder, D.R. Mikkelsen, J.M. Canik, G.P. Canal, A. Diallo, S. Kaye, G. J. Kramer, R. Maingi, and the NSTX-U team

PPPL-5272 Abstract


The Role of Far-Field RF Sheaths in SOL Losses of HHFW Power on NSTX, and Implications for Near-Field Studies of ICRF Antennae

Authors: R. J. Perkins, J.C. Hosea, M.A. Jaworski, R.E. Bell, N. Bertelli, G. J. Kramer, L. Roquemore, G. Taylor, and J.R. Wilson

PPPL-5273 Abstract


Low-noise heterodyne receiver for Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging and Microwave Imaging Reflectometry

Authors: B. Tobias, C.W. Domier, N.C. Luhmann, Jr., C. Luo, M. Mamidanna, T. Phan, A.-V. Pham, and Y. Wang

PPPL-5274 Abstract


High Resolution Main-ion Charge Exchange Spectroscopy in the DIII-D H-mode Pedestal

Authors: B.A. Grierson, K.H. Burrell, C. Chrystal, R.J. Groebner, S.R. Haskey, D.H. Kaplan

PPPL-5275 Abstract


Timely Verification at Large-scale Gas Centrifuge Enrichment Plants

Authors: R.J. Goldston, M.E. Walker, A. Glaser

PPPL-5276 Abstract


The Advances in boronization of NSTX-Upgrade

Authors: C.H. Skinner, F. Bedoya, F. Scott, J.P. Allain, W. Blanchard, D. Cai, M. Jaworski, B.E. Koel

PPPL-5277 Abstract


Effect of progressively increasing lithium conditioning on edge transport and stability in high triangularity NSTX H-modes

Authors: R. Maingia, J.M. Canikb, R.E. Bella, D.P. Boylec, A. Dialloa, R. Kaitaa, S.M. Kayea, B.P. LeBlanca, S.A. Sabbaghd, F. Scottie, V.A. Soukhanovskiie, and the NSTX team

PPPL-5278 Abstract


Elimination of Inter-discharge Helium Glow Discharge Cleaning with Lithium Evaporation in NSTX

Authors: R. Maingi, R. Kaita, F. Scotti, V.A. Soukhanovskii, and the NSTX team

PPPL-5279 Abstract


Fusion Nuclear Science Facilities and Pilot Plants Based on the Spherical Tokamak

Authors: J.E. Menard, T. Brown, L. El-Guebaly, M. Boyer, J. Canik, B. Colling, R. Raman, Z. Wang, Y. Zhai, P. Buxton, B. Covele, C. D'Angelo, A. Davis, S. Gerhardt, M. Gryaznevich, M. Harb, T.C. Hender, S. Kaye, D. Kingham, M. Kotschenreuther, S. Mahajan, R. Maingi, E. Marriott, E.T. Meier, L. Mynsberge, C. Neumeyer, M. Ono, J-K. Park, S.A. Sabbagh, V. Soukhanovskii, P. Valanju, R. Woolley

PPPL-5280 Abstract


Synthetic Diagnostics Platform for Fusion Plasmas

Authors: L. Shi

PPPL-5281 Abstract


Adjoint method and runaway electron avalanche

Authors: C. Liu, D. Brennan, A. Bhattacharjee

PPPL-5282 Abstract


Ion gyroradius effects on particle trapping in kinetic Aflvén waves along auroral field lines

Authors: P.A. Damiano, J.R. Johnson

PPPL-5283 Abstract


Two corrections to the drift-wave kinetic equation in the context of zonal-flow physics

Authors: D.E. Ruiz, E.L. Shi, I.Y. Dodin

PPPL-5284 Abstract


Boronization System for the NSTX-Upgrade Fusions Device

Authors: D.Cai, W. Blanchard, M. Cropper, C.H. Skinner

PPPL-5285 Abstract


An IR-camera based particle-tracking technique to measure free-surface velocity in liquid metal systems

Authors: M. Hvasta, E. Kolemen, A. Fisher

PPPL-5286 Abstract


Classical geometric phase of gyro-motion is a coherent quantum Berry Phase

Authors: H. Zhu, H. Qin

PPPL-5287 Abstract


NSTX-U 2nd Neutral Beam Relocation

Authors: N. Atnafu, M. Cropper, J. Edwards, K. Gilton, T. Stevenson, M. Viola

PPPL-5288 Abstract


A Longitudinal Study of Career Choices after a non-Academic Undergraduate Research Experience

Authors: S. Greco, S. Wissel, A. Zwicker

PPPL-5289 Abstract


Annual Site Environmental Report for Calendar Year 2015

Authors: V. Finley

PPPL-5290 Abstract


Ponderomotive dynamics of waves in quasiperiodically modulated media

Authors: D. E. Ruiz, I.Y. Dodin

PPPL-5291 Abstract


Computation of Resistive Instabilities by Matched Asymptotic Expansions

Authors: Z.R. Wang, J-K Park

PPPL-5292 Abstract


Development of a 3-m HTS FNSF Device and the Qualifying Design and Engineering R&D needed to meet the Low AR Design Point

Authors: T. Brown,  J. Menard, R. Majeski, P. Titus, Y. Zhai

PPPL-5293 Abstract


Stress Analysis of the KDEMO Vacuum Vessel

Authors: H. Zhang, P. Titus, T. Brown

PPPL-5294 Abstract


High Performance Superconductors for Fusion Nuclear Science Facility

Authors: Y. Zhai, C. Kessel, C. Barth and C. Senatore

PPPL-5295 Abstract


A Review of Renewable Sources of Electricity Derived from Natural Energy Flows

Authors:   C. Neumeyer

PPPL-5296 Abstract


In-Plane and Out-of-Plane TF Coil Support for the US FNSF Reactor

Authors: P. Titus, C. Kessel

PPPL-5297 Abstract


Structural Assessments of the K-DEMO Blanket Modules

Authors: P. Titus, T. Brown, H. Zhang, A. Brooks, G. Neilson

PPPL-5298 Abstract


To be provided at a later date

PPPL-5299 Abstract


Laser Pulse Compression Using Magnetized Plasmas

Authors: Y. Shi, H. Qin, N. Fisch

PPPL-5300 Abstract