Turbulent stabilization of neoclassical tearing modes

Andrei Smolyakov, Patrick Diamond, Masatoshi Yagi, Kimitaka Itoh, Sanae Itoh

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Effect of turbulence on neoclassical tearing modes (NTM) is studied assuming the scale separation between the small scale turbulence and large scale magnetic island. The modified Ohms law taking into account the bootstrap current and the current diffusion due to the small scale turbulence is used. It is shown that the turbulent spreading of the current reduces the pressure gradient drive for NTM and provides an amplitude threshold for NTM excitation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113501
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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