Hongxuan Zhu

  • email: hzhu@pppl.gov

Hongxuan Zhu, 朱鸿轩, entered the Ph. D. program in 2015. He obtained a B.S. in Physics from Peking University. His undergraduate thesis studied the geometric phase of charged-particle gyro-motion with Dr. Hong Qin.

His doctoral thesis project is supervised by Dr. Ilya Dodin and focuses on the drift wave-zonal flow interactions. Some recent work reported the importance of the “full wave” effects of zonal flows behind these interactions. The ultimate goal is to make contributions to the understanding of the turbulent transport in magnetic fusion devices.

After work, he also plays ping pong regularly (see here if interested).

  • "On the Rayleigh–Kuo criterion for the tertiary instability of zonal flows"
    Hongxuan Zhu, Yao Zhou and I. Y. Dodin, Phys. Plasmas 25, 082121 (2018)
  • "On the structure of the drifton phase space and its relation to the Rayleigh--Kuo criterion of the zonal-flow stability "
    Hongxuan Zhu, Yao Zhou & I. Y. Dodin, Phys. Plasmas 25, 072121 (2018)
  • "Wave kinetics of drift-wave turbulence and zonal flows beyond the ray approximation"
    H. Zhu, Y. Zhou et al., Phys. Rev. E 97, 053210 (2018)