Anomalous bootstrap current due to drift waves

Sanae I. Itoh, Kimitaka Itoh

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An anomalous parallel current driven by radial flux in a tokamak is discussed. Drift waves, which cause an anomalous cross field diffusion, can generate a parallel current in a sheared magnetic field, if the fluctuation level has a radial dependence. The anomalous pinch effect is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-269
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 29 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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