Fluctuations and power spectra in edge plasmas

F. Sattin, M. Agostini, R. Cavazzana, P. Scarin, J.L. Terry

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The high-frequency range of power spectra of turbulent fluctuating quantities measured at the edge of magnetized plasmas displays a variety of trends: from power laws with different spectral indices to exponential. We propose a model able to account for the whole phenomenology simply by tuning the distribution in the duration of the signal spikes. Comparisons with data from RFX-mod and Alcator C-Mod experiments are performed. An attempt to relate the statistics of the bursts with their generating mechanism is made. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number095004
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sattin, F., Agostini, M., Cavazzana, R., Scarin, P., & Terry, J. L. (2009). Fluctuations and power spectra in edge plasmas. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 51(9), -. [095004]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/51/9/095004