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:

        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).

        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).