An increase in turbulent Reynolds stress preceding an L-H transition in the Compact Helical System (CHS) was observed. A positive increase in the Reynolds stress is associated with a negative jump in the floating potential. The relationship of signs is consistent with the momentum balance equation. Therefore, this observation supports the hypothesis that the Reynolds stress plays an important role in triggering the L-H transition in CHS plasmas.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics