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Volume 31,
Issue 4,
April 2024

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Physics of Plasmas, published by AIP Publishing in cooperation with the APS Division of Plasma Physics, is committed to the publication of original research in all areas of experimental, computational, and theoretical plasma physics. Physics of Plasmas publishes in-depth review manuscripts, forward-looking perspectives, Tutorials on active topics, and Special Topics highlighting new developments. Every year a special issue publishes the invited and review papers from the most recent meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics.

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P. J. Bilbao, R. J. Ewart et al.
We study how radiation reaction leads plasmas initially in kinetic equilibrium to develop features in momentum space, such as anisotropies and population inversion, resulting in a ring-shaped ...
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R. M. Rozental, N. S. Ginzburg et al.
We theoretically study specific non-stationary dynamics of gyrotrons generation in conditions of significant excess of the operating current over the starting value. In this case, gyrotrons with ...
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S. Q. Korving, V. Mitterauer et al.
Accumulation of heavy impurities in the tokamak core is detrimental for its performance and can lead to disruption of the plasma. In small to medium-sized tokamaks the effective neoclassical ...
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Wojciech Gromelski, Clemente Angioni et al.
The work presents the recent outcome of the research on Joint European Torus with ITER-like wall (JET-ILW) concerning Be, mid-Z (Ni, Cu, Fe), and high-Z (W) impurities for a selection of Neutral Beam ...
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M. C. L. Morren, J. H. E. Proll et al.
The influence of collisions on the growth rate of trapped-electron modes (TEMs) in core plasmas is assessed through both analytical linear gyrokinetics and linear gyrokinetic simulations. Both ...
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S. I. Krasheninnikov, R. D. Smirnov
Anomalous transport of multi-species plasma is considered with the generalized Hasegawa–Wakatani model [A. R. Knyazev and S. I. Krasheninnikov, Phys. Plasmas 31 , 012502 (2024)] further extended to ...
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