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Study of wave propagation in various kinds of plasmas using adapted simulation methods, with illustrations on possible future applications
Comptes Rendus. Physique, Volume 15 (2014) no. 5, pp. 421-429.

The understanding of wave propagation in turbulent magnetized plasmas can be rather complex, particularly if they are inhomogeneous and time-dependent. Simulation can be a useful tool for wave propagation studies, provided that the “model” equations take into account the characteristics of the medium relevant for the studied problem and that the numerical scheme including boundary conditions is stable and accurate enough. The choices for the model equations and the corresponding schemes are analyzed and discussed as a function of various parameters, such as the order of the numerical scheme and the number of grid points per wavelength. A quick review of the up-to-date numerical developments is given on the sheath boundary conditions and on the perfect matching layer in anisotropic media. Possible developments of plasma diagnostics conclude this state-of-the-art of simulations of electromagnetic waves in plasmas.

Comprendre dans les plasmas les mécanismes régissant la propagation des ondes peut s'avérer complexe, en particulier s' ils sont magnétisés, donc anisotropes et turbulents, donc diffusifs, voire inhomogènes et non stationnaires. La simulation d'un type de plasma avec ses caractéristiques propres passe d'abord par un choix adapté d'équations, suivi par celui d'un schéma numérique accompagné de conditions aux limites spécifiques répondant aux contraintes du problème étudié. Nous discuterons l'impact de ces choix sur la qualité des évaluations numériques en fonction de l'ordre du schéma numérique et du nombre de points de grille par longueur d'onde. Une brève revue des sujets d'intérêt portant sur des conditions de bord de type « gaine » et « transparent » en milieu anisotrope est réalisée, et une discussion sur la propagation en plasmas turbulents appliquée, entre autres, aux développements de diagnostics conclut cet instantané sur les travaux actuels.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crhy.2014.04.004
Keywords: Plasma, Wave, Simulation, Heating, Diagnostic
Mot clés : Plasma, Ondes, Simulation, Chauffage, Diagnostic

Stéphane Heuraux 1; Éric Faudot 1; Filipe da Silva 2; Jonathan Jacquot 3; Laurent Colas 3; Sébastien Hacquin 3; Natalia Teplova 4; Kate Syseova 4; Evgeniy Gusakov 4

1 IJL, UMR 7198 CNRS–Université de Lorraine, BP 70239, 54506 Vandœuvre-lès-Nancy cedex, France
2 Associacao EURATOM/IST, IPFN, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, 1049-001, Lisboa, Portugal
3 CEA IRFM, Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-Lez-Durance, France
4 Ioffé Institute, St Petersburg 194021, Russia
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