SUBJECT MATTER

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

Dusty effects

 

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.

CONFERENCE STYLE

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.

PROCEEDINGS

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.

WORKSHOP LOCATION

The workshop will be held in Marseille, Provence, close to the old port, in the pleasant setting of the Pharo park.

SOCIAL PROGRAM

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.

 

 

   

IMPORTANT DATES

January 2017 Second Announcement

March 19th 2017 Deadline for submission of abstracts

May 5th 2017 Information to contributors

June 9th 2017 Deadline for registration

September 27th 2017 Deadline for manuscripts

September 27th-29th 2017 Workshop

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