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1995

A theory for the existence of noninteracting small-scale, "drift" magnetic islands in a high temperature tokamak plasma is presented. This situation contrasts with that discussed by Rebut and Hugon [Plasma Phys. Controlled Fusion 33, 1085 (1991)] which involves a background "sea" of magnetic turbulence caused by island overlap. The islands are driv…

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1995

Short wavelength fluctuations may be a source of anomalous transport in toroidal plasmas. Early investigations concerned electron and ion modes that occur only at a particular radius and have a localised eigenfunction: such modes do not seem important for transport. Recently, Connor, Taylor and Wilson [1] described electron modes that occur at all …

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1993

An important conclusion of earlier work using the ballooning representation is that shear damping of plasma drift waves may be suppressed in a torus. This application of the formalism requires that the diamagnetic frequency have a maximum and implies that drift modes can exist only at this maximum. Here we show that there is a far more general clas…

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