On the statistics of edge fluctuations: Comparative study between various fusion devices

F. Sattin, M. Agostini, P. Scarin, N. Vianello, R. Cavazzana, L. Marrelli, G. Serianni, S.J. Zweben, R.J. Maqueda, Y. Yagi, H. Sakakita, H. Koguchi, S. Kiyama, Y. Hirano, J.L. Terry

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In this paper we present a statistical study of edge fluctuations taken with the gas puffing imaging (GPI) diagnostics. We carry out a comparison of GPI signal from an extensive database including four devices (two tokamaks and two reversed field pinches). The data are analysed in terms of their statistical moments Skewness and Kurtosis, as done in B Labit et al (2007 Phys. Rev. Lett. 98 255002). The data align along parabolic curves, although different from machine to machine, with some spread around the best-fitting curve. A discussion about the meaning of the parabolic trend as well as the departure of real data from it is provided. A phenomenological model is finally provided, attempting to accommodate experimental evidence. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Article number055013
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5
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., Scarin, P., Vianello, N., Cavazzana, R., Marrelli, L., ... Terry, J. L. (2009). On the statistics of edge fluctuations: Comparative study between various fusion devices. Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 51(5), -. [055013]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/51/5/055013