Edge turbulence characterization in RFX-mod with optical diagnostics

M. Agostini, P. Scarin, R. Cavazzana, F. Sattin, G. Serianni, M. Spolaore, N. Vianello

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In the edge region of fusion devices coherent structures (blobs) are commonly observed. In order to investigate their evolution and the possible driving mechanisms, we studied the relationship between the size of the coherent structures and the local characteristic length Lpof the edge electron pressure profile Pe(r), together with the effect of magnetic fluctuations on ∇Pe. The results show an increase in the blob size with both Lpand magnetic fluctuations, suggesting an interplay between electron pressure gradient, magnetic fluctuations and edge turbulence generation. Measurements of the spatial scales of the edge turbulence structures and the corresponding toroidal phase velocity are obtained in the reversed field pinch RFX-mod by means of a gas puffing imaging diagnostic, while the local edge profiles of electron density ne(r) and temperature Te(r) and therefore Pe(r) have been measured via the line intensity ratio technique of helium emission lines. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105003
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Agostini, M., Scarin, P., Cavazzana, R., Sattin, F., Serianni, G., Spolaore, M., & Vianello, N. (2009). Edge turbulence characterization in RFX-mod with optical diagnostics. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 51(10), -. [105003]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/51/10/105003