Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Xueqiao Xu

Research Staff
Physics Division

 +1 925-423-7578

Ph.D. Plasma Physics
University of Texas at Austin
M.A. Plasma Physics
Institute of Plasma Physics, Academia Sinica, Hefei - Anhui, China

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral, University of California, Berkeley, 08/1990 to 01/1993.
  • 01/1993-prsent, Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • 10/2006-presnt, jointly, Guangbiao (foundation) professor of Physics, Zhejiang University, China

Xueqiao Xu is a theoretical and computational plasma physicist with general interests in plasma physics, fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, and parallel computing. Specific plasma physics experience: particle simulation, continuum simulation, fluid simulation, linear and nonlinear theory of micro-instabilities, turbulence, transport, and boundary plasma physics. Specific achievements include: (1) Developed the BOUT two-fluid edge turbulence code; (2) Lead physics developer for 5D continuum edge gyrokinetic code TEMPEST; (3) Co-invented new Monte Carlo scheme for usual gyro-kinetic δf particle-in-cell plasma micro-turbulence simulations for modeling Coulomb collisions. Over 60 refereed publications.

Selected Publications

X.Q. Xu, E. Belli, K. Bodi, et al., Dynamics of kinetic geodesic-acoustic modes and the radial electric field in tokamak neoclassical plasmas, NUCLEAR FUSION, VOL. 49, 065023 (2009).

X. Q. Xu, Z. Xiong, Z. Gao, W. M. Nevins, and G. R. McKee. "TEMPEST Simulations of Collisionless Damping of the Geodesic-Acoustic Mode", Phys. Rev. Lett., 100, (2008).

X. Q. Xu, M. V. Umansky, B. Dudson, and P. B. Snyder. "Boundary Plasma Turbulence Simulations for Tokamaks", Communication in Computational Physics, 4 (2008) 949-979.

X. Q. Xu "Neoclassical Simulation of Tokamak Plasmas using Continuum", Phys. Rev. E, V.78, 016406 (2008).

Z. Xiong, R.H. Cohen,T.D. Rognlien, X.Q. Xu. "A High-Order Finite-Volume Algorithm for Fokker-Planck Collisions in Magnetized Plasmas", J. Comput. Phys., V. 227, (2008) 7192-7205.

Umansky, MV; Cohen, RH; LoDestro, LL; Xu, XQ. "Suite of verification test problems for edge turbulence simulations", Contrib. Plasma. Phys., 48, 27-31, (2008).

Cohen, RH; Xu, XQ. "Progress in kinetic simulation of edge plasmas", Contrib. Plasm. Phys., 48, 212-223, (2008).

X. Q. Xu; Xiong, Z; Dorr, MR; Hittinger, JA, et al., "Edge gyrokinetic theory and continuum simulations", Nucl. Fusion, 47, 809-816, (2007).

Qin, H; Cohen, RH; Nevins, WM; Xu, XQ. "Geometric gyrokinetic theory for edge plasmas", Phys. Plasmas, 14, (2007).

X. Q. Xu, R.H.Cohen, T.D.ROGNLIEN, and J.R.Myra, L-H transitions simulations in Divertor Geometry, Physics of Plasma, Vol. 7, no. 5 1951-1958 (2000).

X. Q. Xu, M. N. Rosenbluth, Numerical simulation of ion-temperature-gradient-driven modes, Phys. Fluids, B 3, 627-643 (1991).

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