## Abstract

The flux of parallel momentum by parallel shear flow driven instability is calculated with the self-consistent mode dispersion. The result indicates that the diffusive component has two characteristic terms: v_{D1} ~ v˜_{x}^{2}/γ(0) and v_{D2} ~ v˜_{x}^{2}/(k_{||}^{2} D_{||}) where v˜_{x} is the fluctuation radial velocity, γ(0) is the growth rate of the mode, k_{||} is the parallel wave number, and D_{||} is the electron diffusivity along the magnetic field. vD1 results when the parallel flow shear is above the threshold, while v_{D2} is important around the marginal state. Since typically v_{D1} ≫ v_{D2} ~ D_{n}, where Dn is the particle diffusivity, the Prandtl number (≡ v/D_{n}) becomes large when parallel flow shear driven instability occurs. This feature may explain the experimental observation on the difference between profiles of density and toroidal flow in edge and SOL plasmas.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 1203018 |

Journal | Plasma and Fusion Research |

Volume | 11 |

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Publication status | Published - 2016 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Condensed Matter Physics