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This overview summarizes the latest developments in plasma turbulence simulations and their impact on transport modelling. The traditional approach, based on the mixing length estimate, is presented first. The self-regulation of a plasma turbulence through the formation of structures is then emphasized. It is shown that zonal flows and large-scale transport events play an important role. Also the latest results concerning the dimensionless analysis are presented. The implications for transport modelling are then assessed.

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Authors: GARBET X, CEA Cadarache, Departement de Recherches sur la Fusion Controlee, St Paul lez Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol.43 (2001), pp.A251-266
Record Number: 200214221 / Last updated on: 2002-01-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en