Nondiffusive transport in tokamaks: three-dimensional structure of bursts and the role of zonal flows
Large scale transport events are studied in simulations of resistive ballooning turbulence in a tokamak plasma. The spatial structure of the turbulent flux is analyzed, indicating radially elongated structures (streamers) at the low field side which are distorted by magnetic shear at different toroidal positions. The interplay between self-generated zonal flows and transport events is investigated, resulting in significant modifications of the frequency and the amplitude of bursts. The propagation of bursts is studied in the presence of a transport barrier generated by a strong shear flow.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physical Review Letters -December 4, 2000 -Volume 85, Issue 23, pp. 4892-4895
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Record Number: 200315724 / Last updated on: 2003-01-10
Original language: en
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