Fluctuation and edge-current sustainment in a reversed-field pinch

H. Ji, H. Toyama, A. Fujisawa, S. Shinohara, K. Miyamoto

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The simple Ohms law j=E is not satisfied in the a/2r a region of the REPUTE-1 reversed-field-pinch plasma. Fluctuation-induced electric fields, such as v×B, are not sufficient to account for j-E at the edge. Current diffusion due to magnetic fluctuations, carried by fast electrons rather than bulk cold electrons, sustains the edge parallel equilibrium current.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-619
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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