The 16th Plasma Edge Theory workshop is organised by Aix-Marseille University and the IRFM (Institute for Research on Magnetic Fusion) at CEA Cadarache. Like the preceding workshops, this workshop addresses plasma theory of the edge region in magnetic confinement fusion devices. It will reflect the present status of the theory for the boundary layer of fusion plasmas. The emphasis will be on the development of theory and of appropriate numerical methods, with a secondary interest in self-consistent modelling of experimental data (including also empirical elements).
The following topics are intended to be covered by invited and contributed lectures:
BASIC EDGE PLASMA THEORY
Magnetic boundary structure including magnetic stochasticity Sheath effects
Edge transport parallel and perpendicular to magnetic field Electric field effects
Instabilities and turbulence
Neutrals and multi-ion theories, radiation
Plasma detachment including cold and dense buffer plasmas
New edge-relevant numerical and computational methods
MODELS OF SPECIAL PHENOMENA AND EDGE CONTROL
Hot spots, radiative cooling
L-H transition, blobs, ELMs (including control), and pedestal structure
Flow patterns, momentum transport, and impurity retention Biasing and shaping of targets
INTEGRATED EDGE PLASMA MODELLING
Kinetic and Monte Carlo codes Multi-fluid codes
Effects of plasma edge/core coupling
Validation of edge plasma theories
PARTICIPATION AND LANGUAGE
The number of attendees of the workshop will be limited to 80. The workshop language is English.
The workshop will consist of invited lectures, oral presentations and poster contributions. Contributed papers will be mainly presented as posters. It is recommended that orally presented papers are also accompanied by a poster.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Contributions to any of the given topics are welcome. Authors are invited to submit one-page abstracts typed on A4 size paper, describing the most important aspects of the work to be reported.
The instruction and templates will be available on the workshop web site,
The abstract should be submitted through the workshop web site as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The abstracts must be received no later than March 19, 2017. Authors will be notified on the acceptance of their contribution by May 5, 2017.
The invited and accepted contributed papers will be included in the proceedings of the workshop.The papers will go through the usual refereeing process. Detailed instructions on the journal and the preparation of the manuscripts and posters will be mailed together with the acceptance letter.
The workshop will be held in Marseille, Provence, close to the old port, in the pleasant setting of the Pharo park.
A banquet will take place on the 28th of September (Thursday), in the evening.
ACCOMMODATION AND DIRECTIONS
Participants will be accommodated in hotels close to the conference site. Full details will be given in the Second Announcement and on the workshop web site. Detailed information on getting to Marseille and to the venue will be given also on the web site.
January 2017 Second Announcement
March 19th 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts