Self-organized-criticality model consistent with statistical properties of edge turbulence in a fusion plasma

Fabio Sattin, Marco Baiesi

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The statistical properties of the intermittent signal generated by a recent model for self-organized criticality are examined. A successful comparison is made with previously published results of the equivalent quantities measured in the electrostatic turbulence at the edge of a fusion plasma. This result reestablishes self-organized criticality as a potential paradigm for transport in magnetic fusion devices, overriding shortcomings pointed out in earlier works [E. Spada, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3032 (2001)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett. 86.3032; V. Antoni, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 045001 (2001)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/ PhysRevLett.87.045001]. © 2006 The American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number105005
Pages (from-to)-
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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