Physics of collapses: Probabilistic occurrence of ELMs and crashes

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

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A statistical picture for the collapse is proposed. The physics picture of the crash phenomenon, which is based on the turbulence-turbulence transition, is extended to include the statistical variance of observables. The dynamics of the plasma gradient and the turbulence level are examined, with the hysteresis nature in the flux-gradient relation. Probabilistic excitation is predicted. The critical condition is described by the statistical probability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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