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Three-dimensional numerical simulations of ballooning turbulence in a tokamak plasma with stochastic magnetic field lines are presented. Three main features are observed. First, the level of pressure fluctuations decreases in the ergodic layer. Secondly, this is essentially due to a suppression of large scale structures. Finally, the turbulent heat diffusivity does not decrease in the stochastic layer due to an increase of electric field fluctuations. These observations are in agreement with turbulence measurements on Tore Supra.

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Authors: BEYER P, CEA, CEN Cardarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GARBET X, CEA, CEN Cardarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);GHENDRIH P, CEA, CEN Cardarche, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EUR-CEA-FC-1628 EN (1998) 39pp.
Availability: Available from Association Euratom-CEA, CEN Cadarache, 13108 Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
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