John C. Wright
I'm a research scientist
in plasma physics at the
Plasma Science and Fusion Center at
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Publications and Presentations
Invited talk given in Oct 2013 at the CHATS 10th Applied Superconductivity Workshop entitled:
"Modeling of radio frequency heating and current drive in tokamaks in the ion cyclotron and lower
hybrid frequency ranges."
Based on 2012 talk given at Columbia University Applied Physics Dept. seminar series.
Invited talk at 21st ICNSP:Challenges in self-consistent full wave
simulations of lower hybrid waves.
Movie from Invited talk at 21st ICNSP in Lisbon: First 3D full wave simulation
of lower hybrid waves.
Invited talk at the 18th RF Topical Conference in Gent:Self-consistent full wave simulations of
lower hybrid waves
Invited paper from proceedings of the
18th RF Topical Conference in Gent:Self-consistent full wave
simulations of lower hybrid waves
Invited paper from talk at the 2008
APS-DPP meeting:Wright, PoP 2009 "An assessment of full wave effects on the propagation and absorption
of lower hybrid waves"
N.B. This paper corrects errors that were
present in the talk itself. The paper was selected for the cover
image in the July 2009 issue of Physics of Plasmas.
Sherwood Denver 2009 Poster:Self-consistent fullwave lowerhybrid simulations
5th IAEA Steady State Operations
Technical Meeting (2007)- Lower Hybrid Current Drive Experiments in
title IAEA Fusion Energy Meeting (2005) - Summary of US Wave-Particle SciDAC results
APS-DPP 2005: Analysis of Lower Hybrid Current Drive Scenario
on Alcator C-Mod with a Full Wave Code
RF 2005 Invited Talk:Full-wave Electromagnetic Field Simulations of Lower Hybrid Waves in Tokamaks
RF 2005 Invited Paper:Full-wave Electromagnetic Field Simulations of Lower Hybrid Waves in Tokamaks
ICNSP CapeCod 2003: Ultrahigh Resolution Simulations of Mode Converted
Ion Cyclotron Waves and Lower Hybrid Waves
APS-DPP 2001: Simulations of Alfven Wave Current Drive in Cylindrical Geometry
APS95 Poster-Current Drive Efficiency
Sherwood Dallas 2006 Poster-TORIC TOPICA coupling a fullwave and antenna code - initial efforts
Fullwave coupling to a 3D antenna code using Green's function formulation of wave-particle response
Thesis - Ion Cyclotron Current Drive Modeling in Toroidal Geometries (1998)
Current Research Topic
I am presently studying mode conversion of Ion Cyclotron Waves
and the propogation of Lower Hybrid waves in toroidal geometry with
the full-wave parallel code, TORIC. Also, I'm interested in data
representations for code input and validation.
Interests & Hobbies
XML for code input and validation.