John C. Wright

Welcome! 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:
PDF "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.
PDF Invited talk at 21st ICNSP:Challenges in self-consistent full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves.
MP4 Movie from Invited talk at 21st ICNSP in Lisbon: First 3D full wave simulation of lower hybrid waves.
PDF Invited talk at the 18th RF Topical Conference in Gent:Self-consistent full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves
PDF Invited paper from proceedings of the 18th RF Topical Conference in Gent:Self-consistent full wave simulations of lower hybrid waves
Link 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.
PDF Sherwood Denver 2009 Poster:Self-consistent fullwave lowerhybrid simulations
5th IAEA Steady State Operations Technical Meeting (2007)- Lower Hybrid Current Drive Experiments in Alcator C-Mod
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 (PDF) (HTML)
APS-DPP 2001: Simulations of Alfven Wave Current Drive in Cylindrical Geometry
APS95 Poster-Current Drive Efficiency
PDF Sherwood Dallas 2006 Poster-TORIC TOPICA coupling a fullwave and antenna code - initial efforts
EPS2006 PosterFullwave 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.
Cycling:
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