This article presents a brief review of the experimental studies on turbulence and resultant transport in toroidal plasmas. The article focuses on two topics, physics of transport barrier and the role of mesoscale structure on plasma confinement, i.e. zonal flows. The two topics show the important roles of the mutual interactions between sheared flows, zonal flows and drift waves for plasma turbulence and transport. The findings can lead us to further generalized concept of the disparate scale interactions which could give a fundamental understanding of the plasma confinement from the first principle.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||AIP Conference Proceedings|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 23 2009|
|Event||2nd ITER Interantional Summer School in conjunction with the 47th Summer School of JSPF for Young Plasma Scientists: Confinement - Fukuoka, Japan|
Duration: Jul 22 2008 → Jul 25 2008
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)