Open theoretical issues and their solutions for fusion relevant physical regimes

B. Coppi, B. Basu, P. Montag, L. Sugiyama, P. Buratti

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The effort to identify the properties of fusion burning plasmas, involving issues of basic plasma physics and new revealing experimental observations, has led to the development of a theoretical basis for three relevant subjects: (i) novel features of the quasi-coherent mode (QCM) associated with the H-confinement regime, (ii) magnetic reconnection processes in low collisionality regimes and the theory of unpredicted macroscopic modes producing magnetic islands with a propagating velocity in the ion diamagnetic velocity direction, (iii) angular momentum transport described by a non-diffusive equation reproducing the spontaneous rotation velocity profiles; the plasma modes that are identified can produce an angular momentum transport contrary to that predicted by a diffusion process and involve significant electron temperature fluctuations.
Original languageEnglish
Article number093018
Pages (from-to)-
JournalNuclear Fusion
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Coppi, B., Basu, B., Montag, P., Sugiyama, L., & Buratti, P. (2015). Open theoretical issues and their solutions for fusion relevant physical regimes. Nuclear Fusion, 55(9), -. [093018].