Momentum Injection in Tokamak Plasmas and Transitions to Reduced Transport

Momentum Injection in Tokamak Plasmas and Transitions to Reduced Transport

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Momentum Injection in Tokamak Plasmas and Transitions to Reduced Transport

The effect of momentum injection on the temperature gradient in tokamak plasmas is studied. A plausible scenario for transitions to reduced transport regimes is proposed. The transition happens when there is sufficient momentum input so that the velocity shear can suppress or reduce the turbulence. However, it is possible to drive too much velocity shear and rekindle the turbulent transport. The optimal level of momentum injection is determined. The reduction in transport is maximized in the regions of low or zero magnetic shear.

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18/03/2011