Experimental studies of electron transport

F. Ryter, C. Angioni, M. Beurskens, S. Cirant, G.T. Hoang, G.M.D. Hogeweij, F. Imbeaux, A. Jacchia, P. Mantica, W. Suttrop, G. Tardini

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Electron transport in tokamaks has many different features which are briefly reviewed. The paper is focused on electron heat transport in conventional tokamak plasmas. An inter-machine comparison indicates that the non-dimensional gradient length of the electron temperature profiles R/LTeis almost independent of the devices and varies little with plasma parameters. This strongly suggests that electron heat transport is governed by turbulence with a threshold in R/LTe. This is confirmed by modulation experiments using electron cyclotron heating. Simulations with empirical and physics-based transport models confirm this assumption. © 2001 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
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JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number12A
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ryter, F., Angioni, C., Beurskens, M., Cirant, S., Hoang, G. T., Hogeweij, G. M. D., ... Tardini, G. (2001). Experimental studies of electron transport. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 43(12A), -. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/43/12A/325