I am currently working with Nat Fisch, Elijah Kolmes, and Ian Ochs on the topic of wave-driven rotating torus (WDRT). We explore viscous heating both in the WDRT and, more generally, in devices where the primary dynamics are governed by the E x B rotation of plasma. In particular, we explore which species are primarily heated, in both cylindrical and toroidal geometry. Also we investigate the dependence of the heating on a variety of parameters, such as collisionality, speed of rotation, temperature and ion mix.
Advisor: N. Fisch