Theory of pseudoclassical confinement and transition to L mode

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

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A theory of the self-sustained turbulence is developed for resistive plasma in toroidal devices. Pseudoclassical confinement is obtained in the low-temperature limit. As temperature increases, the current diffusivity prevails upon resistivity, and the turbulence nature changes so as to recover the L-mode transport. Comparison with experimental observation on this transition is made. The Hartmann number is also given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3299-3303
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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