It is summarised the wide phenomenology in fusion plasmas that indicates the link between physics of the edge, via the recycling, and confinement. An interpretation is proposed in which electrostatic waves excited by thermal background in the plasma core enhance the turbulence at the periphery, via a local non-linear mode coupling with ion-sound quasi-modes. This instability is favoured by low electron temperatures of the edge, which correspond to operations with high recycling.
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
|Event||34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007 - , Poland|
Duration: 1 Jan 2007 → …
|Conference||34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007|
|Period||1/1/07 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Cesario, R., Marinucci, M., Smeulders, P., & Zagorski, R. (2007). Low recycling operations and improved confinement in tokamaks. Paper presented at 34th European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics 2007, EPS 2007, Poland.