Geometric integrator for charged particle orbits in axisymmetric fusion devices

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A semi-analytical geometric integrator of guiding centre orbits in an axisymmetric tokamak is described. The integrator preserves all three invariants of motion up to computer accuracy at the expense of reduced orbit accuracy and it is roughly an order of magnitude more efficient than a direct solution of the equations of guiding centre motion with a standard high order adaptive ODE integrator.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282 - 286
JournalComputer Physics Communications
Issue number207
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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