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The evolution of the energy, momentum and particle transport through the L-H transition are determined in JET NBI heated discharges. Both normal and periodic L-H transitions are studied. It is found that all of the transport coefficients drop at the transition over a wide radial region and not just in the edge region as was previously thought to be the case. Indeed it is shown by two different modelling techniques that the conventional model in which the transport changes in a narrow region at the edge cannot explain the time behaviour of the electron temperature. Measurements of the fluctuation level by reflectometry also show a very fast drop over a wide radial region.

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Authors: CORDEY J G ET AL., JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: JET-P(94)19 EN (1994) 30 pp.
Availability: Available from the Publications Officer, JET Joint Undertaking, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 3EA (GB)
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