The theoretical framework of the general fishbone-like dispersion relation (GFLDR), presented and discussed in the Companion Paper [Phys. Plasmas 21, 072120 (2014)], is applied to cases of practical interest of shear/drift Alfvén waves (SAWs/DAWs) excited by energetic particles (EPs) in toroidal fusion plasmas. These applications demonstrate that the GFLDR provides a unified approach that allows analytical and numerical calculations of stability properties, as well as mode structures and, in general, nonlinear evolutions, based on different models and with different levels of approximation. They also show the crucial importance of kinetic descriptions, accurate geometries and boundary conditions for predicting linear as well as nonlinear SAW/DAW and EP behaviors in burning plasmas. Thus, the GFLDR unified theoretical framework elevates the interpretative capability for both experimental and numerical simulation results. © 2014 EURATOM.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics
Zonca, F., & Chen, L. (2014). Theory on excitations of drift Alfvén waves by energetic particles. II. the general fishbone-like dispersion relation. Physics of Plasmas, 21(7), -. . https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4889077