Date Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Plenary Session I – Dynamics of Transitions to Enhanced Confinement Regimes 
Plenary Presentations (Mission Bay Ballroom ED) 

8:20–8:40 

Welcome / Logistics 



8:4010:05 
Chair: P. Diamond 

8:40 
C. Hidalgo 
On the coupling between flows and turbulence (20+5) 
9:05 
L. Schmitz 
Shear flow and turbulence suppression in limit cycle oscillations preceding the LH transition (15+5) 
9:25 
K. Zhao 
Spatial structure and interaction of multiple shear flow populations in tokamak edge turbulence (15+5) 
9:45 
G. Conway (C. Angioni) 
Interaction of GAM zonal flows, mean flows and edge turbulence across the LH transition in ASDEX upgrade (15+5) 



10:0510:25 

BREAK  Mission Bay Ballroom 



10:2511:45 
Chair: P. Diamond 

10:25 
Y. Sechrest 
Interactions between turbulence and flows in the NSTX edge (15+5) 
10:45 
W.W. Xiao 
Dynamics and feedback loops of particle ITB formation in OHplasma (15+5) 
11:05 
P. Mantica 

11:25 
C. Fiore 
Intrinsic plasma rotation in CMod internal transport barriers (15+5) 



11:451:10 

LUNCH 



1:102:30 
Chair: G. Tynan 

1:10 
H. Yuh 
Reversed shear internal transport barriers in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (15+5) 
1:30 
J. Peterson 
Nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of electron internal transport barriers in the National Spherical Torus Experiment (15+5) 
1:50 
G.S. Xu 
First Hmode with lowerhybrid current drive and lithiumwall coatings on the EAST superconducting tokamak (15+5) 
2:10 
S.W. Yoon (S.H. Hahn) 
Preliminary results of the first Hmode discharges in KSTAR (15+5) 



2:303:15 
P. Diamond/G. Tynan 
Discussion 



3:153:30 

BREAK  Bayside Pavilion 



3:305:45 

Poster Session – (Bayside Pavilion) 



6:309:30 

Reception / Dinner – 
6:306:45 

Board Boat 
6:45 7:007:30 7:309:00 9:15 

Depart from Bahia Drinks at Catamaran Dinner and Show (show starts at 8) Depart for Bahia 
Date Thursday, April 7, 2011


Plenary Session II – Transport at Finite and High Beta 
Plenary Presentations (Mission Bay Ballroom ED) 

8:3010:00 
Chair: W. Nevins 


8:30 
C. Angioni 

9:00 
W. Ding 
Finite pressure effects on momentum transport in a toroidal plasma 

9:30 
P. Diamond/W. Nevins 
Discussion on momentum transport at finite beta 






10:0010:15 

BREAK  Mission Bay Ballroom 





10:1512:15 
Chair: W. Nevins 


10:15 
F. Jenko (M. Pueschel) 
Turbulent transport at finiteb: Recent developments in gyrokinetics 

10:45 
W. Guttenfelder 
Electromagnetic transport from microtearing mode turbulence in NSTX 

11:15 
D. Hatch 
Development of magnetic stochasticity due to subdominant modes 

11:45 
W. Nevins 
Discussion on finitebeta gyrokinetics 





12:151:45 

LUNCH 





1:453:15 
Chair: W. Nevins 


1:45 
K. Ida 
Topology bifurcation of magnetic flux surface in plasmas 

2:15 
K. Tritz 
Effects of global Alfven eigenmodes on electron thermal transport in NSTX 

2:45 
K. Ida/W. Nevins 
Discussion on magnetic stochasticity and transport 





3:15 3:30 

BREAK  Bayside Pavilion 





3:306:00 

Poster Session (Bayside Pavilion) 





Date Friday, April 8, 2011


Core Transport Working Sessions and Discussion (Shell) 

8:309:50 
Chair: D. Newman 
Session I – Turbulent Transport and Barriers 
8:30 
M. Austin 
Core transport barriers in DIIID discharges with offaxis ECH (15+5) 
8:50 
J. Dorris 
Turbulent transport studies in Alcator CMod ohmic plasmas (15+5) 
9:10 
A. Garofalo 
Confinement Improvement with Higher Beta in Low NBI Torque QHmode Discharges (15+5) 
9:30 
E. Doyle 
Particle transport measurements on DIIID using perturbative techniques (15+5) 



9:5010:20 

BREAK  Bayside Pavilion 



10:2012:10 
Chair: D. Newman 
Session II – ITBs and Fluctuations 
10:20 
D. Ernst 
Controlling fluctuations in an ITB with onaxis ICRF heating (15+5) 
10:40 
G. McKee 
Dependence of turbulence and transport on Te/Ti and comparison with transport models (15+5) 
11:10 
C. Bourdelle 

11:30 
L. Vermare 
Evolution of microturbulence characteristics with collisionality at the tokamak coreedge interface (15+5) 
11:50 
D. Newman 
Discussion 



12:101:20 

LUNCH 



1:203:00 
Chair: G. McKee 
Session III – Turbulent Transport Fundamentals 
1:20 
W. Nevins 

1:40 
P. Terry 
Features of Saturation of Ion Temperature Gradient Turbulence by Damped Modes in Gyrokinetic Models (15+5) 
2:00 
W. Wang 
Electrostatic turbulence driven plasma current (15+5) 
2:20 
L. Zhao 
Collisionless turbulent heating and interspecies energy transfer in CTEM turbulence (15+5) 
2:40 
G. McKee 
Discussion 



3:003:30 

BREAK  Bayside Pavilion 



3:305:30 
Chair: P. Terry 
Session IV – Basic Turbulence Physics 
3:30 
D. Dickenson 
Probing the linear structure of toroidal drift modes (15+5) 
3:50 
A. Sen 
ETG mode driven electron thermal transport and scaling in a basic experiment (15+5) 
4:10 
S. Kumar 
Classical transport of impurity ions in the reversed field pinch (15+5) 
4:30 
H. Sun 
New development in nonlocality in transport (15+5) 
4:50 
P. Terry 
Discussion 
Date Sat. April 9, 2011


Core Working Sessions and Discussion (Shell) 

8:50 – 9:50 
Chair: D. Newman 
Session V – Modeling 
8:50 
A. Kritz 
Improved multimode anomalous transport model (15+5) 
9:10 
A. Hakim 
Implementation of and first results from FACETS embedded core turbulence transport solver (15+5) 
9:30 
T. Rafiq 
Simulating ITER target steady state and hybrid plasma using multimode version 7.1 and GLF23 transport models (15+5) 



9:5010:20 

BREAK – Bayside Pavilion 



10:2012:10 
Chair: G. McKee 
Session VI – Comparison with Experiment 
10:20 
N. Howard 
Experimental and gyrokinetic comparison of L, I, and Hmode impurity transport (15+5) 
10:40 
K. Tanaka 
Core turbulence and comparison with gyro kinetic simulation in high Ti discharge of LHD (15+5) 
11:00 
G. Colyer 
Simulating thermal energy transport in MAST using Trinity and GS2 (15+5) 
11:20 
P. Porazik 
Compressional magnetic fluctuations in Gyrokinetics (15+5) 
11:4012:10 
G. McKee 
Discussion 
Date Friday, April 8, 2011


Edge Physics Working Sessions and Discussion (Mission Bay Ballroom ED) 

8:40 – 10:00 
Chair: R. Groebner 
Session I – LH Threshold 
8:40 
F. Ryter 
Study of the LH transition at low density in ASDEX Upgrade (15+5) 
9:00 
D. Battaglia 
Dependence of the LH power threshold on the Xpoint radius in NSTX (15+5) 
9:20 
Z. Yan 
The dynamics of turbulence, zonal flows and the Reynolds stress approaching the LH transition (15+5) 
9:40 
K. Miki 
Multiple states of broadband frequency shearing in a selfconsistent onedimensional edge turbulence model (15+5) 



10:0010:30 

BREAK – Mission Bay Ballroom 



10:3012:15 
Chair: R. Maingi 
Session II – JRT: Pedestal Physics Elements 
10:30 
S. Parker 
Global gyrokinetic turbulence simulations of the edge pedestal (15+5) 
10:50 
E. Wang 
Gyrokinetic analysis of linear instabilities within the pedestal of experimental discharges (15+5) 
11:10 
Z. Wang 
Gyrokinetic particle simulation of ideal and kinetic ballooning modes (15+5) 
11:30 
C.S. Chang 
Kinetic effects on edge pedestal and their implications for experimental investigations (15+5) 
11:50 
R. Groebner/R. Maingi 
Discussion 



12:15 – 1:30 

LUNCH 



1:303:00 
Chair: T. Rognlien 
Session III – JRT: Pedestal Physics Elements, ELMs 
1:30 
J. Callen 

1:50 
A. Pankin 
Computational study of transport mechanisms in Hmode pedestal of tokamak plasmas (15+5) 
2:10 
N. Fedorczak 
3D turbulence in tokamak scrapeoff layers and consequences for core rotation (15+5) 
2:30 
L. Zeng 
Effects of magnetic field perturbations on density profiles, particle transport and turbulence in DIIID (15+5) 



3:003:30 

BREAK – Bayside Pavilion 



3:305:30 
Chair: J. Callen 
Session IV – JRT: ELMs 
3:30 
X. Xu 
Zonal field generation in ELMy Hmode discharges (15+5) 
3:50 
T. Rognlien 
Neutral and plasma particle transport during the ELMcycle: toward a dynamic pedestal/SOL model (15+5) 
4:10 
J. Cummings 
Coupled kineticMHD simulations of ELM effects and divertor heat loads (15+5) 
4:30 
S. Zweben 
2D Analysis of edge turbulence velocity and blobs in Alcator CMod (15+5) 
4:505:30 
T. Rognlien/J. Callen 
Discussion 
Date Saturday April 9, 2011


Edge Physics Working Sessions and Discussion (Mission Bay Ballroom ED) 

8:40 – 9:50 
Chair: R. Groebner 
Session V – Edge/SOL Fluctuations 
8:40 
M. Agostini 
Edge turbulence in different density regimes in Alcator CMod (15+5) 
9:00 
J. Dong 
Direct observation of large scale coherent structures in edge and scrapeoff layer plasmas of HL2A (15+5) 


Session VI – Benevolent Fluctuations 
9:20 
A. Dominguez 
Imode regime and characterization of the Weakly Coherent Mode (WCM) in Alcator C Mod (15+5) 
9:40 
K. Burrell 
Beneficial effects of the Edge Harmonic Oscillation in Quiescent Hmode plasmas (15+5) 



10:0010:30 

BREAK – Mission Bay Ballroom 



10:3012:10 
Chair: C.S. Chang 
Session VI – Benevolent Fluctuations 
10:30 


10:50 
D. Russell 
Reducedmodel (SOLT) simulations of an EDA Hmode shot at CMod (15+5) 
11:10 
L. Zheng 

11:3012:10 
R. Groebner/C.S. Chang 
Discussion 
Date Friday, April 8, 2011


Momentum (Ventana) 

8:3010:30 
Chair: P. Diamond 
Session I  Momentum and Particle Transport 
8:30 
P. Diamond 

9:00 
Y. Kosuga 
Entropic theory of the efficiency of intrinsic rotation drive (15+5) 
9:20 
W. Solomon 

9:40 
J. Rice 
Observations of core rotation reversals in Alcator CMod ohmic Lmode plasmas (15+5) 



10:00–10:30 

BREAK – Bayside Pavilion 



10:30–12:00 
Chair: J. Rice 
Session II  Momentum and Particle Transport 
10:30 
J.M. Kwon 
Gyrokinetic simulation study of microphysics for symmetry breaking and intrinsic rotation generation in electrostatic turbulence (15+5) 
10:50 
Y. Podpaly 
The dependence of LHCDinduced rotation direction on plasma current (15+5) 
11:10 
H. Jhang 
Role of intrinsic and external torque in ion profile destiffening and transport barrier formation: a gyrofluid simulation study (15+5) 
11:3012:00 

Discussion 



12:00 – 1:30 

LUNCH 



1:30 – 3:00 
Chair: W. Solomon 
Session III  Momentum and Particle Transport 
1:30 
B. Grierson 
Core measurements of the thermal deuterium ion temperature and toroidal rotation in DIIID (25+5) 
2:00 
G. DifPradalier 
Rotation and staircases in tokamaks: on the hierarchy of flows near criticality (15+5) 
2:20 
I. Holod 
Turbulent transport of toroidal angular momentum in drift wave turbulence (15+5) 
2:40 
T. Tala 
NBI modulation experiments to study magnetic field ripple torque and momentum transport on JET (15+5) 



3:003:30 

BREAK – Bayside Pavilion 



3:30–5:00 
Chair: P. Diamond 
Session IV  Momentum and Particle Transport 
3:30 
P. Manz 
Cooperative elliptical instability and plasma blob generation (15+5) 
3:50 
C. McDevitt 
A simple model for turbulence driven poloidal rotation in the vicinity of a transport barrier (15+5) 
4:10 
J. Weiland 
Comparison of external and internal transport barriers in drift wave predictive simulations (15+5) 
4:30 
Diamond/Rice/Solomon 
Discussion 
Date Saturday, April 9, 2011


3D Physics (Del Mar) 

8:30 – 12:30 
Chair: K. Ida 
Session I – 3D Effects on viscosity and flows 
8:30 
K. Ida 
Overview of 3D effects on viscosity and flows (25+5) 
9:00 
R. Wilcox 
Measurements of bicoherence and longrange correlations during biasing in the HSX stellarator (15+5) 
9:20 
W. Bergerson 
Transition to a helical core equilibrium in a toroidal plasma 
9:40 
S. Ohdachi 
Formation and termination of particle transport barrier in LHD (15+5) 
10:00 
G. Birkenmeir 
Experimental investigations of turbulence transport asymmetries and 3D structure of edge turbulence (15+5) 



10:2010:40 

BREAK – Bayside Pavilion 



10:4012:20 
Chair: K. Ida 
Session II – Effects on turbulence spreading 
10:40 
O. Gurcan 
Overview on turbulence spreading (25+5) 
11:10 
T. Estrada 
Evidence of turbulence spreading in the TJII stellarator (15+5) 
11:30 
M. LeConte 
Effect of Resonant Magnetic Perturbations on Secondary Structures in Drift Wave Turbulence 
11:50 
P. Diamond 
Development in the theory of turbulence spreading with selfconsistent flows (15+5) 
12:1012:25 
K. Ida 
Discussion 
Date Saturday, April 9, 2011


V&V/FSP Working Group Sessions and Discussion (Ventana) 

8:3010:10 
Chair: P. Terry 
Session I – Verification and Validation 
8:30 
C. Holland 
Ensemblebased validation metrics for turbulent rransport modeling 
8:50 
J. Loizu 
The validation project on the TORPEX basic plasma physics experiment 
9:10 
W. Horton 
Electron temperature gradient turbulence validation in the Columbia Linear Machine 
9:30 
R. Bravenec 
Linear and nonlinear verification of gyrokinetic microstability codes 
9:50 
P. Terry 
Discussion (20 min) 



10:1010:40 

Break – Bayside Pavilion 



10:4012:25 
Chair: D. Brennan 
Session II – Fusion Simulation Project 
10:40 
G. Tynan 
Role of the TTF in advancing the FSP (10+5) 
10:55 
C. Holland 
Plans for validation in FSP (10+5) 
11:10 
C.S. Chang 
Integrated kinetic simulations of edge dynamics in tokamaks (15+5) 
11:30 
S. Kruger 
Software integration featuring FACETS (15+5) 
11:50 
A. Kritz 
Current status of whole device modeling for tokamaks (15+5) 
12:10 
D. Brennan 
Discussion (15 min) 
POSTER SESSIONS – Wednesday, April 6, 2011 



Poster Sessions (Bayside Pavilion) 

3:305:45 
Session I: 


P1 
S. Moradi 
A theory of nonlocal linear drift wave transport 

P2 
R. Groebner 
Development of experimental plan to test pedestal physics processes 

P3 
S. Koh 
Numerically improved bootstrap current formula for more proper pedestal physics validation 

P4 
R. Maingi 


P5 
P. Snyder 
Developing and testing the EPED pedestal model as part of the 2011 Joint Research Target 

P6 
G. Yun 
Growth, saturation and burst of edgelocalized filaments in KSTAR 

P7 
R. Churchill 
Inout B5+ impurity asymmetries in the pedestal region on Alcator CMod 

P8 
A. Diallo 
Evolution of the pedestal structure in ELMy Hmode in NSTX 

P9 
M. Dorf 
Status of the COGENT Edge Kinetic Code 

P10 
J. Rost 
Study of the poloidal variation and spectral structure of shortwavelength edge turbulence using phase xontrast imaging on DIIID 

P11 
S. Smith 
Testing paleoclassical predictions against measured DIIID pedestal profiles 

P12 
D. Stotler 
Consistent recycling in a coupled kinetic plasma  neutral transport code 

P13 
J. Walk 
Experimental Tests of the EPED model for ELMy Hmode pedestals on Alcator CMod 

P14 
W. Wan 
Gyrokinetic particle simulations of edge pedestal turbulence 

P15 
I. Cziegler 
Experimental studies of the Quasi and the WeaklyCoherentModes in Alcator CMod 

P16 
J. Myra 
Linear stability analysis of an EDA Hmode edge plasma: A quest for the QuasiCoherent Mode 

P17 
D. Auerbach 
Control of gradientdriven instabilities using shear Alfven beatwaves 

P18 
A. Aydemir 
A model to explain certain LH transition power threshold differences 

P19 
T. Estrada 
Coupling between turbulence and flows during the LH transition 

P20 
S. Kubota 
Measurements of broadkr microturbulence near the LH transition in NSTX using FMCW reflectometry and backscattering 

P21 
Y. Ma 
Experimental studies of LH confinement transition on Alcator CMod 

P22 
M. Malkov 
Effects of particle deposition profile on LH transition and hysteresis dynamics 

P23 
M. Xu 
Proposed nonlinear energy transfer, momentum transport, and hysteresis experiments on HL2A 

P24 
W. Xiao 
Type III ELM suppression using Supersonic Molecular Beam Injection in HL2A tokamak 

P25 
D. Baver 


P26 
T. Gray 
Relationship between ELM size and transport speed through the scrapeoff layer in NSTX 

P27 
M. Agostini 


P28 
D. D’Ippolito 


P29 
B. Friedman 
Excitation of dtable eigenmode branches in a model of LAPD turbulence 

P30 
M. Yagi 
Simulation study on nonlocal transport by plasma blob in SOL 

P31 
J. Loizu 
Boundary conditions for plasma fluid models at the magnetic presheath entrance 

P32 
T. Petrie 
Toward effective heat flux reduction combining resonant magnetic perturbations with a radiating divertor in DIIID 

P33 
M. Umansky 
Modeling of Langmuir probe effects locally induced in tokamak edge plasma 

P34 
A. Bortolon 
Effect of low frequency MHD on the fast ion population in NSTX plasmas based on FIDA observations 

P35 
K. Liao 
Fast ion and thermal helium transport experiments in Alcator CMod 

P36 
F. Hinton 
Effect of superbanana diffusion on fusion reactivity in stellarators 

P37 
E. Chen 


P38 
E. Fredrickson 
Formation of longlived phase space structures by high frequency Alfven Eigenmodes through the Dopplershifted cyclotron resonance 

P39 
M. Podesta 


P40 
N. Crocker 
High resolution global mode structure measurements via multichannel reflectometry in NSTX 
POSTER SESSIONS  

Date Thursday, April 7, 2011


Poster Sessions (Bayside Pavilion) 

3:306:00 
Session II: 


P1 
V. Berionni 
Predator prey oscillations in a simple cascade model of drift wave turbulence 

P2 
I. Bespamyatnov 


P3 
D. Brower 
Role of density fluctuations and fluctuationinduced transport in a stochastic magnetic field 

P4 
I. Chavdarovski 
Current density in turbulent magnetically confined plasmas 

P5 
D. Clayton 
Impurity ransport measurements with the new multienergy softx ray diagnostic on NSTX 

P6 
J. DeBoo 
Electron profile stiffness in Lmode discharges in DIIID 

P7 
D. Demers 
Advances in heavy ion beam probe measurements of fluctuations in improved confinement Madison Symmetric Torus reversedfield pinch plasmas 

P8 
C. Gao 
Experiment on ion heat transport and rotation study with Xray spectroscopy at Alcator CMod 

P9 
K. Gentle 
Turbulent structures and turbulence suppression in the Helimak 

P10 
E. Granstedt 
Transport predictions for densitygradientdominated regimes 

P11 
J. Hillesheim 
Geodesic acoustic mode and zonal flow measurements in DIIID 

P12 
J. Kinsey 
Quantifying the stiffness of TGLF in DIIID 

P13 
B. LeBlanc 


P14 
D. Mikkelsen 
GYRO simulations of turbulently driven density peaking in CMod plasmas 

P15 
H. Mynick 
Reduced turbulent transport in toroidal configurations through shaping 

P16 
C. Petty 


P17 
F. Poli 
Performance and stability of ITER steady state plasmas with ITBs 

P18 
I. Pusztai 
Isotope mass and charge effects in tokamak plasmas 

P19 
Y. Ren 
Study of parametric dependence of highk turbulence with microwave scattering on NSTX 

P20 
D. Smith 
Density fluctuation measurements from the NSTX Beam Emission Spectroscopy diagnostic system 

P21 
J. Zhang 


P22 
C. Shao 
DIIID microwave imaging reflectometer (MIR) design criteria and performance parameters evaluated by fullwave synthetic diagnostic 

P23 
G. Staebler 
Centrifugal effects on gyrokinetic stability and transport 

P24 
T. Vernay 


P25 
B. Weyssow 
Electron transport: presentation of the first results of the EFDA TTG collaborative activity 

P26 
Y. Xiao 
Convective motion in collisionless trapped electron mode turbulence 

P27 
W. Horton for S. Fu 
Impurity turbulent transport studies using gyrofluid models 

P28 
P.C. Hsu 
Origin of irreversibility in vorticity transport and its role in zonal flow generation 

P29 
C.B. Kim 
Plasma advection due to noise 

P30 
J. Kim 
Turbulence suppression in a coherent structure of localized current and vorticity 

P31 
S.H. Ku 
Numerical 'Solomon' experiment of intrinsic momentum torque in fuxdriven global ITG turbulence 

P32 
S. Mueller 
Intrinsic rotation generation in DIIID ELMfree Hmode plasmas 

P33 
D. Schaffner 
A spectral analysis for mode identification on LAPD edge turbulence 

P34 
S. Thakur 
Effect of boundary conditions on drift turbulence and zonal flows in a linear plasma device 

P35 
S. Yi 
Role of nonresonant modes in zonal flows and intrinsic rotation generation 

P36 
T. Carter 
Status and plans for validation of turbulence simulation against LAPD data 

P37 
S. Vadlamani 
Progress of parallel validation tools for fusion simulations as applied to synthetic diagnostic efforts 

P38 
M. Shafer 
Edge Soft Xray imaging and inversion techniques for measurement of magnetic topology from external 3D magnetic perturbations 

P39 
C.S. Chang 
Selfconsistent kinetic simulation of stochastic RMP penetration, plasma transport and pedestal response in divertor geometry 

P40 
A. Briesemeister 


P41 
M. Gobbin 
Tools for neoclassical transport and flow interpretation in the helical states of RFXmod plasmas 

P42 
I. Joseph 
The effect of anomalous electron viscosity on edge transport 

P43 
D. Newman 
The effect of diamagnetic drifts on the dynamics of turbulent transport 

P44 
R. Sanchez 
Recurrence quantification analysis of simulations of nearmarginal dissipativetrappedelectronmode turbulence 

P45 
Jose Miguel Reynolds Barredo 
Toward the application of Parareal algorithm to 5D gyrokinetic plasma turbulence 

P46 
E. Doyle 
Progress in experiment and modeling of ITER demonstration discharges in the DIIID tokamak 