Theory of anomalous transport in the reverse field pinch

K. Itoh, S. I. Itoh, M. Yagi, A. Fukuyama

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The transport coefficient for a magnetized plasma, which has been obtained by the use of the method of self-sustained turbulence, is applied to the reverse field pinch (RFP). The dependence beta p alpha n34// Ip is obtained ( beta p is the plasma pressure divided by the poloidal magnetic pressure, n is the plasma density and Ip the plasma current). This result gives an explanation of the experimental observation of the RFP scaling, beta p alpha n/Ip. This theory of anomalous transport unifies the L-mode scaling laws in tokamaks, stellarators and heliotron/torsatrons as well as the RFP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number008
Pages (from-to)699-704
Number of pages6
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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