Scaling of local core transport with lundquist number in the reversed field pinch

A. Intravaia, L. Marrelli, P. Martin, R. Pasqualotto, P. Franz, A. Murari, G. Spizzo, T. Bolzonella, A. Canton, P. Innocente, S. Martini, M.E. Puiatti, P. Scarin, D. Terranova, M. Valisa

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We investigate the scaling of the core energy transport with the magnetic Lundquist number S in the reversed field pinch. We analyze for the first time the electron temperature and thermal conductivity profiles and the dynamo magnetic fluctuations in a wide range of stationary plasmas produced in the RFX device at plasma current ranging between 0.2 and 1.1 MA. When S increases we measure an improvement of core confinement associated with the strengthening of the internal electron temperature profiles gradient and with the decrease of magnetic turbulence. This shows that core energy transport is related with magnetic fluctuations and can be ameliorated in high S regimes. © 1999 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5499 - 5502
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number26
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Intravaia, A., Marrelli, L., Martin, P., Pasqualotto, R., Franz, P., Murari, A., ... Valisa, M. (1999). Scaling of local core transport with lundquist number in the reversed field pinch. Physical Review Letters, 83(26), 5499 - 5502.