Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

10th US–PRC Magnetic Fusion Collaboration Virtual Workshop

March 22–26, 2021


Program Committee

Xuru Duan (SWIP, CN Coordinator)

Guoyong Fu (ZJU, CN)

Chuanhong Pan (ITER-CNDA, CN)

Baonian Wan (ASIPP, CN)

Xiaogang Wang (HIT, CN)

Ge Zhuang (USTC, CN)

Houyang Guo (GA, US Coordinator)

Paul Bonoli (MIT, US)

Kenneth Gentle (UT-Austin, US)

Rajesh Maingi (PPPL, US)

George Tynan (UCSD, US)

Ezekial Unterberg (ORNL, US)

Xueqiao Xu (LLNL, US)

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Name Email
Xueqiao Xu (Chair)
Lara Ahuna
Irene Anderson
Ben Zhu
Harry Mclean


Meeting Dates

US: Monday–Friday, March 22–26, 2021

China: Tuesday–Saturday, March 23–27, 2021

Meeting Times



China: 8AM–12PM

Scientific Program

US: Monday, March 22 / PRC: Tuesday, March 23

Session 1: Opening

Session 2: Major Facilities Overview (20+10 minutes)

US: Tuesday, March 23 / PRC: Wednesday, March 24

Session 3: Major Facilities Overview & Major Collaborations (20+10 minutes)

Session 4: Major Collaborations (20+10 minutes)

Session 5: New Devices (15+10 minutes each)

US: Wednesday, March 24 / PRC: Thursday, March 25

Session 6: Boundary & PMI (15+10 minutes each)

Session 7: Diagnostics & Technology Development (15+10 minutes each)

Session 8: Short Presentations (10+2 minutes each)

US: Thursday, March 25 / PRC: Friday, March 26

Session 9: Theory & Simulations (15+10 minutes each)

Session 10: Short Presentations (10+2 minutes each)

US: Friday, March 26 / PRC: Saturday, March 27

Session 11: Short Presentations (10+2 minutes each)

  • Nonlocal transport: What does it mean and where does it originate?, P.H. Diamond, UCSD
  • EAST/DIII-D Collaboration on High Poloidal Beta Scenario for A High Gain Fusion Reactor, S.Y. Ding, ORNL-ASIPP
  • Impact of EAST grassy ELMs on divertor heat flux width, Nami Li, DLUT
  • Passive Stabilization of Magnetic Islands in Tokamaks by RF Condensation of Lower-Hybrid Driven Currents, Allan Reiman, PPPL
  • A mechanism of neoclassical tearing modes onset by drift wave turbulence, H. Cai, USTC
  • Energetics and kinetics of defect structure in fusion metallic materials via computation in different scales, Guang-Hong Lu, Beihang Univ
  • Low recycling concept of magnetic fusion for EAST and beyond, Leonid Zakharov, LiWFusion
  • Effects of drift kinetic damping and plasma shear flow on stability of resistive wall modes in CFETR, Yue Liu, DLUT
  • Migration Energy Barriers and Diffusion Anisotropy of Point Defects on Tungsten Surfaces, Jianan Hao, Beihang Univ
  • Exploration of using neon-like xenon lines on X-ray crystal spectrometers on EAST, Bo Lyu, ASIPP
  • Remote Third Shift EAST Operation, David Schissel, GA

Session 12: [General Discussions]


Monday, March 22, 2021

We’re looking forward to a successful US-PRC Virtual meeting. To ensure that everyone has the best possible webex experience, we wanted to remind you of a few things before the meeting begins on Monday, March 22 (USA time). Please note that session start times depend upon your time zone, so please plan accordingly.

  1. Attached please find the final agenda
  2. You can enter your meeting up to 30 minutes before the first session is scheduled to begin each day. It is important to test your system to make sure everything is in working order, such as your connection, audio, microphone, and screen sharing.
  3. To join the webex meeting, please refer to the instructions that were sent you earlier this week from Lara Ahuna. Please note that the conference is webex-based, so we strongly recommend that you take a moment to familiarize yourself with the WebEx. For a two-minute tutorial video explaining how to join a Cisco WebEx Meeting, click here.
  4. Because the internet may not be robust all the time, it is recommended that you pre-record your presentation video as a backup, especially for short talks. You can use your favorite software to prerecord your presentation, such as PowerPoint (Microsoft 365), and play it during the WebEx meeting. When you share your content by selecting Optimize for “Optimize for motion and video,” everyone can hear what you’re sharing through the WebEx Audio conference.
  5. Upload files and videos.
  6. Responsibilities of Session Chairs,
    1. Keep the session on schedule. The schedule can be found in the agenda.
    2. Play the pre-recorded video if needed.
    3. Help facilitate the Q&A. Attendee will have the ability to post questions to the WebEx Q&A and chat feature. During the presentations, please monitor these features. Once the Q&A begins, the session chair is responsible for asking the questions out loud to the speaker, as well as helping to facilitate further discussion if time permits.
    4. LOC will have team members on call as co-hosts to assist with technical difficulties, but we do ask the session chairs to be monitoring their session, answering questions and troubleshooting problems that may arise.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Ahuna or Irene Anderson.

Thank you for your participation in the 10th US-PRC MFCW Virtual Meeting. We look forward to a successful meeting!

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Dear 10th US-PRC MFCW Participants,

We have four important announcements:

  1. Upload your presentation file or pre-recorded video via Microsoft OneDrive provided by 10th US-PRC MFCW Local Organizing Committee (LOC). You should get an email with a title “Xu, Xueqiao shared the folder "Presentations" with you”. Please upload your files by Friday, March 19, or at least one day ahead your talk.
  2. Please upload your pre-recorded video and/or your presentation file into Microsoft OneDrive provided by 10th US-PRC MFCW LOC. Please try different internet browsers, if you are waiting for long time in getting a verification code to login.

    To facilitate the processing of these electronic files, please use the following file-naming convention:
    [first author’s family name].[initial of first author’s given name]-[your session number]
    Examples: Xu.XQ-session9.pptx

  3. To facilitate future collaborations, the virtual Breakout rooms will be provided by LOC during the break and 30 minutes each day at End of Day for small group self-organized discussions, upon request. Those who need a virtual break-out room should contact LOC in advance.
  4. Attached please find the latest workshop agenda with minor changes, which is also online under the “Agenda” tab. The workshop website is
  5. All oral sessions will be password-protected, and only registered participants can enter. Email invitations containing access WebEx link and password will be shortly provided.
  6. Once you register and receive your confirmation, you will automatically be registered into the remaining four (4) days of the conference (March 23, 24, 25, and 26) and will receive a NEW meeting invite via Outlook next week.

If you have any questions, please contact Lara Ahuna or Irene Anderson.

With best regards,

Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

January 25, 2021

The tenth US-PRC Magnetic Fusion Collaboration Virtual Workshop will be held March 22-26, 2021 through WebEx. This meeting will be hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).

The purpose of the meeting is to harvest produce opinions, concepts and thoughts for our collaboration in magnetic fusion research between the US and China. The following topics will be discussed and with an agenda to follow soon:

  • Diagnostics
  • Fusion Facility Review
  • Fusion Nuclear Science
  • Major Collaborations
  • Reactor Design & Engineering
  • Theory/Simulation & Model Validation
  • Technology Development

Reports of progress on existing collaborations and proposals for new collaborations are strongly encouraged. As in the previous workshops, discussions at this meeting will contribute to the planning of US-PRC magnetic fusion collaboration in the following two years, i.e., 2021-2022

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10th US-PRC Magnetic Fusion Collaboration Virtual Workshop attendees