Nonlinear dynamics of rotating drift-tearing modes in tokamak plasmas

S. Nishimura, S. Benkadda, M. Yagi, S. I. Itoh, K. Itoh

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The rotation frequency of the drift-tearing mode is investigated with numerical simulations of reduced two-fluid equations. An extended analytical formula of the rotation frequency of the drift-tearing mode is derived, and is used to analyze numerical results. It is found that the rotation frequency depends strongly on the poloidal zonal flow generated by the drift-tearing mode. The dependence of the rotation frequency on transport coefficients is examined in the nonlinear saturation phase. It is found that ion viscosity μ and parallel resistivity η|| play important roles by controlling the self-generated zonal flow through the change of the balance between the Reynolds stress and the Maxwell stress. The dependence of the rotation frequency on the magnetic Prandtl number μ/η|| shows a monotonic increase.

本文言語英語
論文番号092506
ジャーナルPhysics of Plasmas
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 凝縮系物理学

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