Visualizing DIII-D Tokamak magnetic field lines

G. Schussman, Kwan-Liu Ma, D. Schissel, T. Evans

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10 Scopus citations


We demonstrate the use of a combination of perceptually effective techniques for visualizing magnetic field data from the DIII-D Tokamak. These techniques can be implemented to run very efficiently on machines with hardware support for Open-GL. Interactive speeds facilitate clear communication of magnetic field structure, enhancing fusion scientists' understanding of their data, and thereby accelerating their research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000
Event2000 IEEE Visualization Conference - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Oct 8 2000Oct 13 2000


Other2000 IEEE Visualization Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT


  • Graphics hardware
  • Haloed lines
  • Illuminated lines
  • Interactive visualization
  • Magnetic field
  • Plasma physics
  • Tokamak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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