Transition to an enhanced internal transport barrier

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

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The role E × B rotation shear in the internal transport barrier formation is examined by means of a one-dimensional transport simulation based on the current-diffusive ballooning mode turbulence model. Delayed transition to the enhanced improved transport was reproduced in the medium heating power range. The threshold power is strongly reduced by the effect of rotation shear. Simulation including particle transport was also applied to NBI-heated plasmas and the steepness of density and temperature gradients is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-656
Number of pages4
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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