Edge electrostatic fluctuations and transport in a reversed-field pinch

T. D. Rempel, C. W. Spragins, Stewart C. Prager, S. Assadi, D. J. Den Hartog, S. Hokin

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Abstract

Electrostatic fluctuations have been measured in a large reversed-field pinch, and are large (ne/n2040%, Te/T10%25%). Frequency and wave-number spectra are broad (n70150, m36), and differ from measured magnetic fluctuation spectra. The transport inferred from correlation measurements indicates that electrostatic fluctuations can account for significant particle losses, but contribute <15% to energy loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1438-1441
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume67
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Rempel, T. D., Spragins, C. W., Prager, S. C., Assadi, S., Den Hartog, D. J., & Hokin, S. (1991). Edge electrostatic fluctuations and transport in a reversed-field pinch. Physical Review Letters, 67(11), 1438-1441. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.67.1438