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This publication was prepared for the DEA course and the Summer School on Hot Plasmas, in Caderache, 03-04/2004. Chapter 1 aims to describe binary interactions, or Coulombian collisions, in a tokamak plasma. It accounts for phenomena that are typically produced over shorter distances than lambda(D). Chapter 2 shows how these fluctuations can generate movement. For present purposes, the term "movement" will mean any "flow, whether of a material or of heat, in the direction of the confinement, that is mediated by magnetic surfaces". The purpose of Chapter 3 is to examine a particular kind of instability based on this mechanism, applying some simplifying assumptions.

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Authors: SARAZIN Y, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, Association Euratom-CEA sur la Fusion, CEA Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: A publication prepared for: Cours Semaine Plasmas Chauds 2004
Availability: Available from Association EURATOM-CEA, Département de Recherches sur la Fusion Contrôlée, CEA Cadarache, F-13108 St Paul-Lez-Durance, France Tel: (+33) 4 42 25 70 01; Fax: (+33) 4 42 25 64 21 E-mail:
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