Dynamic structure in self-sustained turbulence

K. Itoh, S. I. Itoh, M. Yagi, A. Fukuyama

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Abstract

A dynamical equation for self-sustained and pressure-driven turbulence in toroidal plasmas is derived. The growth rate of the dressed-test mode, which belongs to the subcritical turbulence, is obtained as a function of the turbulent transport coefficient. In the limit of a low fluctuation level, the mode has nonlinear instability and shows explosive growth. The growth rate vanishes when the driven transport reaches a stationary-turbulent level. The stationary solution is thermodynamically stable. The characteristic time, by which the stationary and self-sustained turbulence are established, scales with the ion-sound transit time and is accelerated by bad magnetic curvature. The influence of the pressure gradient as well as the radial electric field inhomogeneity are quantified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2079-2096
Number of pages18
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Volume38
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1996

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Turbulence
turbulence
toroidal plasmas
transit time
Pressure gradient
pressure gradients
inhomogeneity
transport properties
curvature
Electric fields
Acoustic waves
Plasmas
acoustics
electric fields
Ions
ions

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  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Dynamic structure in self-sustained turbulence. / Itoh, K.; Itoh, S. I.; Yagi, M.; Fukuyama, A.

In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 38, No. 12, 01.12.1996, p. 2079-2096.

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Itoh, K, Itoh, SI, Yagi, M & Fukuyama, A 1996, 'Dynamic structure in self-sustained turbulence', Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, vol. 38, no. 12, pp. 2079-2096. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/38/12/004
Itoh, K. ; Itoh, S. I. ; Yagi, M. ; Fukuyama, A. / Dynamic structure in self-sustained turbulence. In: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion. 1996 ; Vol. 38, No. 12. pp. 2079-2096.
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