Interaction of turbulence with magnetic islands : effect on bootstrap current
Hornsby, W. A., Siccinio, M., Peeters, A. G., Poli, E., Snodin, A. P., Casson, F. J. (Francis James), Camenen, Y. and Szepesi, G.. (2011) Interaction of turbulence with magnetic islands : effect on bootstrap current. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol.53 (No.5). article no. 054008. ISSN 0741-3335Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/53/5/054008
A finite radial temperature gradient has been observed to be maintained within magnetic islands in gyro-kinetic turbulence simulations despite the fast motion along the field, and is related to the trapped particles which do not move along the field around the island. Recent calculations of the interaction of drift-wave turbulence with magnetic islands have shown that turbulence can exist within the separatrix, which in turn allows only the partial flattening of electron temperature profiles. Here we calculate, using a minimal drift-kinetic model, the effect on the bootstrap current in a tokamak. Consequences for the stability of the neoclassical tearing mode are discussed.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.|
|Page Range:||article no. 054008|
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