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Abstract

The quantitative prediction of the anomalous transport remains one of the most challenging problems in fusion research, in particular for the design and optimization of future experiments. Turbulence and the associated transport in toroidal confinement devices such as tokamaks and stellarators are characterized by different regimes due to the large variation of temperature and density along the equilibrium pressure gradient. Whereas in the hot and nearly collisionless core plasma kinetic effects such as particle trapping and Landau damping play an important role, the cooler edge regions can be described by fluid models. In the core the turbulence is usually attributed to ion temperature gradient instabilities and trapped electron modes, and effects of finite resistivity have been mostly neglected

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Authors: ZEILER A, MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUR PLASMAPHYSIK, GARCHING (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics (1999)
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ISBN: ISBN 92-828-6885-0
Record Number: 199911514 / Last updated on: 1999-10-29
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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