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:

        Excitation of Low Frequency Alfven Eigenmodes in Toroidal Plasmas, Yaqi Liu, Zhihong Lin, Huasen Zhang, Wenlu Zhang, Nuclear Fusion 57, 114001 (2017).

        Gyrokinetic particle simulations of the effects of compressional magnetic perturbations on drift-Alfvenic instabilities in tokamaks, Ge Dong, Jian Bao, Amitava Bhattacharjee, Alain Brizard, Zhihong Lin, and Peter Porazik, Phys. Plasmas 24, 081205 (2017).

        Effects of electron cyclotron current drive on magnetic islands in tokamak plasmas, J. C. Li, C. J. Xiao, Z. H. Lin, K. J. Wang, Phys. Plasmas 24, 082508 (2017).

        Drift-wave Stabilities in the Field-Reversed Configuration, C. K. Lau, D. P. Fulton, I. Holod, Z. Lin, M. Binderbauer, T. Tajima, and L. Schmitz, Phys. Plasmas 24, 082512 (2017).

        New Paradigm for Turbulent Transport Across a Steep Gradient in Toroidal Plasmas, H. S. Xie, Y. Xiao, and Z. Lin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 095001 (2017).

        Effects of Magnetic Islands on Bootstrap Current in Toroidal Plasmas, G. Dong, Z. Lin, Nuclear Fusion 57, 036009 (2017).

        Effects of Resonant Magnetic Perturbations on Microturbulence in DIII-D Pedestal, I. Holod, Z. Lin, S. Taimourzadeh, R. Nazikian, D. Spong, and A. Wingen, Nuclear Fusion 57, 016005 (2017).

        Suppressed ion-scale turbulence in a hot high-b plasma, L. Schmitz, D. P. Fulton, E. Ruskov, C. Lau, B. H. Deng, T. Tajima, M. W. Binderbauer, I. Holod, Z. Lin, H. Gota, M. Tuszewski, S. A. Dettrick, L.C. Steinhauer, Nature Communications 7, 13860 (2016).

        Microturbulence in DIII-D tokamak pedestal. III. Effects of collisions, X. Liao, Z. Lin, I. Holod, Y. Xiao, B. Li, and P. B. Snyder, Phys. Plasmas 23, 122507 (2016).

        Microturbulence in DIII-D tokamak pedestal. IV. Electrostatic turbulent transport, X. Liao, Z. Lin, I. Holod, B. Li, G. Y. Sun, Phys. Plasmas 23, 122305 (2016).

        Role of Convective Cell in Nonlinear Interaction of Kinetic Alfven Waves, O. O. Luk and Z. Lin, Phys. Plasmas 23, 102303 (2016).

        Sensitivity of kinetic ballooning mode instability to tokamak equilibrium implementations, H. S. Xie, Y. Xiao, I. Holod, Z. Lin, E. A. Belli, J. Plasma Phys. 82, 905820503 (2016).

        Multiple toroidal Alfven eigenmodes with a single toroidal mode number in KSTAR plasmas, H. Rizvi, C. M. Ryu, and Z. Lin, Nuclear Fusion 56, 112016 (2016).

        Nonlinear electromagnetic formulation for particle simulation of lower hybrid waves in toroidal geometry, J. Bao, Z. Lin, A. Kuley, Z. X. Wang, Phys. Plasmas 23, 062501 (2016).

        Electromagnetic particle simulation of toroidal effects on linear mode conversion and absorption of lower hybrid waves, J. Bao, Z. Lin, A. Kuley, Z. X. Wang, Nuclear Fusion 56, 066007 (2016).

        Gyrokinetic simulation of driftwave instability in field-reversed configuration, D. P. Fulton, C. K. Lau, L. Schmitz, I. Holod , Z. Lin, T. Tajima, M. W. Binderbauer, and TAE Team, Phys. Plasmas 23, 056111 (2016).

        Gyrokinetic particle simulation of fast-electron driven beta-induced Alfven eigenmode, Junyi Cheng, Wenlu Zhang, Zhihong Lin, Ihor Holod, Ding Li, Yang Chen, and Jintao Cao, Phys. Plasmas 23, 052504 (2016).

        Gyrokinetic particle simulation of beta-induced Alfven-acoustic eigenmode, H. S. Zhang, Y. Q. Liu, Z. Lin, and W. L. Zhang, Phys. Plasmas 23, 042510 (2016).

        The Implementation of Magnetic Islands in Gyrokinetic Toroidal Code, P. Jiang, Z. Lin, I. Holod, C. J. Xiao, Plasma Sci. Technol. 18, 126 (2016).

        Verification of Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of Current-driven Instability in Fusion Plasmas. III. Collisionless Tearing Mode, Dongjian Liu, Jian Bao, Tao Han, Jiaqi Wang, Zhihong Lin, Phys. Plasmas 23, 022502 (2016).

        Gyrokinetic Particle Simulation of a Field Reversed Configuration, D. P. Fulton, C. K. Lau, I. Holod, Z. Lin, and S. Dettrick, Phys. Plasmas 23, 012509 (2016).