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The level of density fluctuations is shown to decrease during ergodic divertor operation in Tore Supra. This decrease of the turbulence is correlated with the onset of a temperature pedestal and a local improvement of the confinement. This pedestal is located close to the electric shear layer (ie within a narrow region between the plasma core and the ergodic layer). The onset of such a pedestal explains why the central electron temperature is not changed when the ergodic divertor is switched on, in spite of an ergodic zone where the temperature is low.

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Authors: PAYAN J ET AL, CEA, CEN Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);TRUC A ET AL, Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 35 (1995) No. 11, pp. 1357-1367
Record Number: 199610153 / Last updated on: 1996-03-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en