This is the site with the materials related to the activities of the
Energetic Particle Science Focus Group (EP SFG)

                                         With all the questions please contact EP SFG chair N.N.Gorelenkov:

                                                                                                       Plasma Physics Laboratory, P.O. Box 451
                                                                                                       Princeton, NJ 08543-0451
                                                                                                       E-mail: ngorelen@pppl.gov
                                                                                                       Phone: (609) 243 2552, FAX: (609) 243 2662

Following are links to materials presented at the Energetic Particle (EP) Science Focus Group meetings:

If the text is in blue, the link exists, click on it.
Scheduled or current meetings

January 6, 2015, 10:45am an informal discussion on preparations for XP2015 campaign on NSTX-U

N.N. Gorelenkov, Expectations for NSTX-U program in view of EP physics development
E. Fredrickson, NSTX-U capabilities and EP research program
D. Liu, Update on the FIDA and SSNPA diagnostics

October 22, 2013, an informal discussion on theory/NSTX-U activities

N.N. Gorelenkov, Critical gradient and predictive models validation for EP profiles on NSTX
N. Crocker, Experimental validation of HYM code
E. Fredrickson, Installation of high frequency antennae and needs for collaboration with theory
E. Belova, CAE/KAW coupling in HYM modeling and future plans.
G.Y. Fu, M3D-K modeling of beam-driven instabilities on NSTX and future plans.
D. Liu, Reconstruction of beam ion distribution in constants-of-motion space from NUBEAM output

Nobember 29, 2011, an informal seminar by B.Tobias

Alfvn Eigenmode studies at DIII-D

July 20, 2010 presentation by M. Podesta

Effects of  toroidal rotation shear on TAE dynamics in NSTX

November 24, 2009 meeting on the discussion of the input for FSP; B318, 3:00 pm

Agenda/files of the material to be used during the meeting

R. Nazikian presentation from PPPL FSP gathering (ppt)
W. Tang science driver considerations in pdf


Previous meetings:

November 17, 2009 meeting on ideas for NSTX research forum, held in B318, 10:30 am

Agenda/files of presentations.

N.N. Gorelenkov presentation in pdf
N. Crocker presentation on UCLA microwave diagnostic in pdf
                   2nd presentation on XP proposal
W. Heidbrink presentation in pdf
E. Fredrickson presentation in pdf
G.-Y. Fu presentation in pdf
D. Darrow presentation in pdf
S. Medley presentation in pdf
M. Podesta presentation in pdf

June 16, 2009 meeting on EP transport research needs

Agenda and files of presentations

D. McCune presentation (ppt)
W. Heidbrink presentation (pdf)
G.-Y.Fu presentation (power point file)
R. White presentation (pdf)
H. Berk presentation (pdf)
S. Medley presentation (ppt)

December 4, 2008 meeting on IAEA, ITPA results and FWP discussion

Agenda and files of presentations

G.-Y.Fu presentation in ppt
E. Fredrickson presentation in pdf
G. Kramer presentation in pdf
R. Nazikian presentation in ppt
N.N.Gorelenkov
presentation in pdf


December 2, 2008 meeting on ideas for NSTX and DIII-D forums

Agenda and files of presentations

N.N.Gorelenkov presentation in pdf
W.Heidbrink presentation in ppt
E. Fredrickson presentation in pdf
D. Gates talk in pdf
G.-Y.Fu presentation in ppt
N. Crocker presentation in pdf
M. Podesta presentation in pdf
D. Darrow presentation in pdf
R. Nazikian presentation in ppt


Here you can find information about the DOE Joule 2007 theory milestone, which our group lead.

Draft of the final milestone report can be found here in pdf format.

September 9, 2008 meeting on fast ion diagnostics in NSTX

P. Ross presentation
M. Podesta presentation about present FIDA capabilities
W.W.Heidbrink presentation about  FIDA upgrades



May 27, 2008 meeting to on the connection of the anomalous electron transport and fast ion driven instabilities,
lead by D. Stutman.

D. Stutman presentation in pdf.


November 21, 2007 meeting to discuss future EP area priorities and ideas for proposals to be presented at the next NSTX forum.



March 2, 2007 informal seminar by Y. Yakovenko on AE continuum in stellarators.

Presentation at the meeting:
Yu. Yakovenko talk
in pdf


February 9, 2007 meeting on EP research planning for the near and long term future.

Announcement and charge of the meeting is here in plain text.
Presentations at the meeting:
N.N. Gorelenkov
in pdf
H. Park in ppt
E. Fredrickson in pdf
D. Darrow in ppt
R. Nazikian
in pdf
G.-Y. Fu in ppt

Resulting white paper on the future directions for the diagnostic developments in NSTX and DIII-D (for PPPL collaboration contribution)

November 29, 2006 follow up (from just below) meeting to discuss specific proposals for NSTX forum.


November 15, 2006 meeting on  ideas for proposals to be presented at the next NSTX forum.