Hongxuan Zhu

  • email: hzhu@pppl.gov

Hongxuan Zhu,朱鸿轩, is a postdoctoral associate research physicist at PPPL Theory Department. He received his Ph.D. in plasma physics from Princeton University in 2020, and B.S. in physics from Peking University in 2015. His Ph.D. thesis, supervised by Dr. Ilya Dodin, studied plasma transport properties in fusion devices, in particular the physics behind the phenomenon of “Dimits shift”.

Currently he is working with Dr. Timothy Stoltzfus-Dueck on theoretical and numerical modeling of edge electric field in fusion devices. The work is in close collaboration with the XGC group here at PPPL.

  • "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)