FRANCESCO PORCELLI

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Most cited publications

PORCELLI F.; D. BOUCHER; M. N. ROSENBLUTH (1996)
Model for the sawtooth period and amplitude. In: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, vol. 38, pp. 2163-2186. ISSN 0741-3335
S. MIRNOV; PORCELLI F.; ET AL (1999)
MHD stability, operational limits and disruptions. In: NUCLEAR FUSION, vol. 39, pp. 2251-2391. ISSN 0029-5515
B. COPPI; PORCELLI F. (1986)
Theoretical model of fishbone oscillations in magnetically confined plasmas. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 57, pp. 2272-2275. ISSN 0031-9007
M. OTTAVIANI; PORCELLI F. (1993)
Nonlinear collisionless magnetic reconnection. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 71, pp. 3802-3805. ISSN 0031-9007
PORCELLI F. (1991)
Fast particle stabilisation. In: 18th EPS Conference on Controlled Fusion and Plasma Physics, Berlin, June 1991
PORCELLI F. (1991)
Fast particle stabilisation. In: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, vol. 33, pp. 1601-1621. ISSN 0741-3335
PORCELLI F. (1991)
Collisionless m=1 tearing mode. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 66, pp. 425-428. ISSN 0031-9007
J. JACQUINOT; PORCELLI F.; ET AL (1999)
Physics of energetic ions. In: NUCLEAR FUSION, vol. 39, pp. 2471-2494. ISSN 0029-5515
E. Cafaro; D. Grasso; F. Pegoraro; F. Porcelli; A. Saluzzi (1998)
Invariants and geometric structures in nonlinear Hamiltonian magnetic reconnection. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 80, pp. 4430-4433. ISSN 0031-9007
Romanelli, F.; Abhangi, M.; Abreu, P.; Aftanas, M.; Afzal, M.; Aggarwal, K. M.; Aho ... (2015)
Overview of the JET results. In: NUCLEAR FUSION, vol. 55. ISSN 0029-5515
PORCELLI F.; R. STANKIEWICZ; W. KERNER; H. L. BERK (1994)
Solution of the drift-kinetic equation for global plasma modes and finite particle orbit widths. In: PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, vol. 1, pp. 470-480. ISSN 1070-664X
B., Breizman; H. L., Berk; M. S., Pekker; Porcelli, Francesco; G. V., Stupakov; K. L., ... (1997)
Critical nonlinear phenomena for kinetic instabilities near threshold. In: PHYSICS OF PLASMAS, vol. 4, pp. 1559-1568. ISSN 1070-664X
D. GRASSO; F. CALIFANO; F. PEGORARO; PORCELLI F. (2001)
Phase mixing and island saturation in Hamiltonian reconnection. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol. 86, pp. 5051-5054. ISSN 0031-9007
PORCELLI F.; D. BORGOGNO; F. CALIFANO; D. GRASSO; M. OTTAVIANI; F. PEGORARO; J. RAMOS; ... (2002)
Recent advances in collisionless magnetic reconnection. In: 29th EPS Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Montreux, 17-21 June 2002
PORCELLI F.; BORGOGNO D.; CALIFANO F.; GRASSO D.; OTTAVIANI M; PEGORARO F. (2002)
Recent advances in collisionless magnetic reconnection. In: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, vol. 44, pp. 389-406. ISSN 0741-3335
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Funded research projects

Understanding the role of reconnection in filament separation and its impact on plasma exhaust in tokamaks, (2017-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

The main objective of this Enabling Research proposal is to determine how plasma filaments separatefrom the well-confined region, and to understand the role that magnetic reconnection plays in the separation of afilament as well as the transport of its energy content towards the divertor target. This project will be addressingthe issue of magnetic reconnection during filament separation from three complementary perspectives: analyticaltheory, numerical computation, and experimental observations. This strategy benefits from ensuring stronginteractions between theoretical, numerical and experimental experts.Understanding the physics of the filament separation has important practical implications as itdetermines how energy transport occurs in the proximity of the separatrix, where parallel heat fluxes to thedivertor are large [28]. This project would provide an original and rigorous theoretical basis to shed some light onthe way ELM, inter-ELM and L-mode filaments interact with material surfaces and how reconnection mightaccelerate fast particles toward the divertor targets. This is an important issue for reactor relevant machines,where such filaments will be larger and will contain more kinetic and magnetic energy, possibly resulting inlarger divertor heat fluxes.Additionally, this project could improve the interpretation of some recent experimental observations. Forexample, the measurements of steeper heat flux profiles on JET limiters that led to the redesign of the ITERlimiter [29], or the non-exponential decay of density profiles which induces stronger interaction with unprotectedfirst wall surfaces [30], and the parametric dependence of upstream heat flux decay length, particularly itsdependence on the magnetic configuration and its lack of dependence on the major radius [6]. The connection toexperiments is a key aspect of the project, and one of the final goals is the comparison of numerical simulationsand analytical models with experimental observations.

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  • ITALIA

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Riconnessione magnetica in plasmi di alta temperatura, (2007-2009) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Abstract

Magnetic reconnection in high temperature plasmas

Countries

  • ITALIA

Departments

  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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RECONNECTION - RECONNECTION OF MAGNETIC FIELD LINES IN WEAKLY COLLISIONAL PLASMAS, (2005-2006) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Countries

  • BELGIO
  • ITALIA

Institutes/Companies

  • CEE - COMUNITÀ ECONOMICA EUROPEA -

Departments

  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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Riconnessione magnetica in plasmi debolmente collisionali, (2002-2004) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Abstract

Magnetic reconnection in weakly collisional plasmas

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  • ITALIA

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  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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RICONNESSIONE MAGNETICA E FENOMENI NON LINEARI NEI PLASMI, (2000-2002) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Abstract

MAGNETIC RECONNECTION AND NONLINEAR PHENOMENA IN PLASMAS

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  • ITALIA

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  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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Evoluzione nonlineare di strutture coerenti nei plasmi, (1998-2000) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

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Countries

  • ITALIA

Departments

  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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