Bootstrap current and Ware pinch in drift-wave turbulent transport

C. C. Hegna, A. Bhattacharjee, P. C. Efthimion

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Quasilinear theory is used to calculate contributions to the bootstrap current, Ware pinch, and parallel resistivity due to drift-wave fluctuations. It is shown that drift-wave oscillations can produce large anomalous cross-field fluxes, but have little effect on parallel transport. Specifically, the anomaly in the bootstrap current and Ware pinch is proportional to the spectral average of k k||, which vanishes because of the parity properties of the drift-wave eigenfunction. Implications for recent perturbative experiments on tokamak fusion test reactor (TFTR) [Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 421 (1990)] are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3263-3270
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics of Fluids B
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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