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Abstract

The transport, flow shear, and linear growth rates of microturbulence are studied for a JET plasma with high central q in which an internal transport barrier (ITB) forms and grows to a large radius. The linear microturbulence growth rates of the fastest growing (most unstable) toroidal modes with high toroidal mode number are calculated using the GS2 and FULL gyrokinetic codes. These linear growth rates, {gamma}lin, are large, but the flow-shearing rates, gamma ExB (dominated by the toroidal rotation contribution), are also comparably large when and where the ITB exists.

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Authors: BUDNY R V ET AL, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton (US);BÉCOULET A, EURATOM-CEA, Cadarache, St Paul lez Durance (FR);CHALLIS C D, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Center, Abingdon (GB);HENDER T C, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Center, Abingdon (GB);SHARAPOV S E, EURATOM/UKAEA Fusion Association, Culham Science Center, Abingdon (GB);CONWAY G D, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, EURATOM Association, Garching (DE);DORLAND W, University of Maryland, College Park (US)
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 44 (July 2002), pp. 1215-1228
Availability: This article can be accessed online by subscribers, and can be ordered online by non-subscribers, at: http://stacks.iop.org/0741-3335/44/1215
Record Number: 200215553 / Last updated on: 2002-11-25
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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