Effect of electrodynamic braking force localized on rational surfaces
The experimental observation of the association of the internal heat transport barriers in tokamaks with rational q surfaces is an open problem. Often the mechanism invoked for the onset of an internal transport barrier relies on the reduction of turbulence by a local increase of the E x B velocity shear. In this paper, we present in some detail the theoretical analysis of the possible role of an externally applied electrodynamic torque, resonant on a rational surface with the support of selected Joint European Torus experimental results.
Bibliographic Reference: An article published in: Physica Scripta 73 (2006), pp. 129-136
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Record Number: 200719105 / Last updated on: 2007-04-11
Original language: en
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