Overview of toroidal momentum transport
. (2011) Overview of toroidal momentum transport. Nuclear Fusion, Vol.51 (No.9). Article No. 094027. ISSN 0029-5515 Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/51/9/094027
Toroidal momentum transport mechanisms are reviewed and put in a broader perspective. The generation of a finite momentum flux is closely related to the breaking of symmetry (parity) along the field. The symmetry argument allows for the systematic identification of possible transport mechanisms. Those that appear to lowest order in the normalized Larmor radius (the diagonal part, Coriolis pinch, E x B shearing, particle flux, and up-down asymmetric equilibria) are reasonably well understood. At higher order, expected to be of importance in the plasma edge, the theory is still under development.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Tokamaks, Momentum transfer, Toroidal magnetic circuits, Plasma turbulence, Plasma (Ionized gases), Momentum (Mechanics)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Nuclear Fusion|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||Article No. 094027|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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