Zhihong Lin


Professor of Physics and Astronomy

University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA

Tel: 949-824-2717; Email: zhihongl@uci.edu







My research group studies instability, turbulence, and transport in laboratory and space plasmas. First-principles massively parallel simulations (using GTC code) and associated theory have led to physics discovery in turbulence self-regulation by zonal flows, transport scaling, and wave-particle decorrelation in plasma turbulence. I am leading a multi-institutional U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SciDAC project (GSEP Center) in support of burning plasma experiment ITER, the crucial next step in the quest for fusion energy.



All publications are available on Google Scholars

Selected Recent Publications:

        Verification of nonlinear particle simulation of radio frequency waves in tokamak, A. Kuley, Z. Lin, J. Bao, X. S. Wei, Y. Xiao, W. Zhang, G. Y. Sun, and N. J. Fisch, Phys. Plasmas 22, 102515 (2015).

       Microturbulence in DIII-D tokamak pedestal. II. Electromagnetic instabilities, I. Holod, D. Fulton, Z. Lin, Nuclear Fusion 55, 093020 (2015).

       Method to integrate full particle orbit in toroidal plasmas, X. S. Wei, Y. Xiao, A. Kuley, and Z. Lin, Phys. Plasmas 22, 092502 (2015).

       Gyrokinetic particle simulation of microturbulence for general magnetic geometry and experimental profiles, Y. Xiao, I. Holod, Z. X. Wang, Z. Lin, T. G. Zhang, Phys. Plasmas 22, 022516 (2015).

       Properties of Toroidal Alfven Eigenmode in DIII-D Plasma, Z. X. Wang, Z. Lin, W. J. Deng, I. Holod, W. W. Heidbrink, Y. Xiao, H. S. Zhang, W. L. Zhang, M. A. Van Zeeland, Phys. Plasmas 22, 022509 (2015).

       Verification of gyrokinetic particle simulation of current-driven instability in fusion plasmas. I. Internal kink mode, J. McClenaghan, Z. Lin, I. Holod, W. Deng, and Z. Wang, Phys. Plasmas 21, 122519 (2014).

       Verification of Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Current-driven Instability in Fusion Plasmas. II. Resistive Tearing Mode, Dongjian Liu, Wenlu Zhang, Joseph McClenaghan, Jiaqi Wang, Zhihong Lin, Phys. Plasmas 21, 122520 (2014).

       Effects of magnetic islands on drift wave instability, P. Jiang, Z. Lin, I. Holod, and C. Xiao, Phys. Plasmas 21, 122513 (2014).

       Particle simulation of lower hybrid wave propagation in fusion plasmas, J. Bao, Z. Lin, A. Kuley, and Z. X. Lu, Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 56, 095020 (2014).

        Microturbulence in DIII-D Tokamak Pedestal. I. Electrostatic Instabilities, D. Fulton, Z. Lin, I. Holod, and Y. Xiao, Phys. Plasmas 21, 042110 (2014).

        Radial Localization of Toroidicity-Induced Alfven Eigenmodes, Zhixuan Wang, Zhihong Lin, Ihor Holod, W. W. Heidbrink, Benjamin Tobias, Michael Van Zeeland, and M. E. Austin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 145003 (2013).