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The saturated state of turbulence driven by the ion-temperature-gradient instability is investigated using a two-dimensional long-wavelength fluid model that describes the perturbed electrostatic potential and perturbed ion temperature in a magnetic field with constant curvature (a Z-pinch) and an equilibrium temperature gradient. Numerical simulat…

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The reduced radiotoxicity and half-life of radioactive waste arisings from nuclear fusion reactors as compared to current fission reactors is one of the key benefits of nuclear fusion. As a result of the research programme at the Joint European Torus (JET), significant experience on the management of radioactive waste has been gained which will be …


The plasma response to the vacuum resonant magnetic perturbation (RMP) fields, produced by the ELM control coils in ASDEX Upgrade experiments, is computationally modelled using the MARS-F/K codes [Liu Y.Q. et al 2000 Phys. Plasmas 7 3681; Liu Y.Q. et al 2008 Phys. Plasmas 15 112503]. A systematic investigation is carried out, considering various pl…

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Radial profiles of the parallel-radial Reynolds stress component, proportional to the cross correlation between parallel and radial fluctuating velocities, have been measured in the plasma boundary region of the TJ-II stellarator. Experimental results show the existence of significant parallel turbulent forces at plasma densities above the threshol…


The statistical properties of the dissipation process constrain the analysis of large scale numerical simulations of three-dimensional incompressible magnetohydrodynamic ( MHD ) turbulence, such as those of Biskamp and Müller [ Phys. Plasmas 7 , 4889 ( 2000 )] . The structure functions of the turbulent flow are expected to display statistical self…