The complete Reynolds stress (RS) has been measured in the edge region of the Extrap-T2R reversed field pinch experiment. The RS exhibits a strong gradient in the region where a high E × B shear takes place. Experimental results show this gradient to be almost entirely due to the electrostatic contribution. This has been interpreted as experimental evidence of flow generation via turbulence mechanism. The scales involved in flow generation are deduced from the frequency decomposition of RS tensor. They are found related to magnetohydrodynamic activity but are different with respect to the scales responsible for turbulent transport. © 2005 IAEA, Vienna.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Condensed Matter Physics
Vianello, N., Antoni, V., Spada, E., Spolaore, M., Serianni, G., Cavazzana, R., ... Drake, J. R. (2005). Reynolds and Maxwell stress measurements in the reversed field pinch experiment Extrap-T2R. Nuclear Fusion, 45(8), 761 - 766. https://doi.org/10.1088/0029-5515/45/8/001