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The distinguishing capabilities of the HiFi code include adaptive spectral element spatial representation with flexible 3D geometry, highly parallelizable implicit time advance, and general flux-source form of the partial differential equations and boundary conditions that can be implemented in its framework. Early algorithm development and extensive verification studies of the two-dimensional version of the code have been previously described A.H. Glasser & X.Z. Tang, Comp. Phys. Comm., 164 (2004); V.S. Lukin, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University (2008)].


Physics kernal


Generated .xmf files are XDMF files (eXtensible Data Model and Format):

Resources and references

HiFi Manuscript

HiFi installation guide

Slava Lukin's website

Weston B. Lowrie, Development and Application of a Multi-Block High Order Finite Element Modeling Code as an Engineering Design Tool, PhD thesis, University of Washington, 2011)

Eric T. Meier, Modeling Plasmas with Strong Anisotropy, Neutral Fluid Effects, and Open Boundaries, PhD thesis, University of Washington, 2011

Leuven Seminar explaining Boundary Conditions

Schaffner D.A.; Lukin V.S.; Wan A.; Brown M.R. Turbulence analysis of an experimental flux rope plasma, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Volume 56, Issue 6 (2014), p. 064003

Stanier A.; Browning P.; Gordovskyy M.; McClements K.G.; Gryaznevich M.P.; Lukin V.S. Two-fluid simulations of driven reconnection in the Mega-Ampere Spherical Tokamak, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 20, Issue 12 (2013), p. 122302.

Gray T.; Lukin V.S.; Brown M.R.; Cothran C.D. Three-dimensional reconnection and relaxation of merging spheromak plasmas, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 17 (2010), p. 102106


Leake J.E.; Lukin V.S.; Linton M.G. Magnetic reconnection in a weakly ionized plasma, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 20, Issue 6 (2013), p. 061202.

Ohia O.; Egedal J.; Lukin V.S.; Daughton W.; Le A. Demonstration of anisotropic fluid closure capturing the kinetic structure of magnetic reconnection, Physical Review Letters, Volume 109, Issue 11 (2012), p. 115004.

Lukin V.S. Stationary nontearing inertial scale electron magnetohydrodynamic instability, Physics of Plasmas, Volume 16 (2009), p. 122105

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