Momentum transport from current-driven reconnection in the reversed field pinch

F. Ebrahimi, V. V. Mirnov, S. C. Prager, C. R. Sovinec

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Abstract

We calculate momentum transport from tearing fluctuations in a reversed field pinch with sheared flow, considering both the effect of a single tearing mode (through quasilinear theory and MHD computation) and multiple tearing modes (through nonlinear MHD computation). A single tearing mode transports momentum, via Maxwell and Reynolds stresses, more rapidly than classical viscous forces. Moreover, the transport is enhanced by nonlinear coupling of multiple modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number075003
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume99
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 16 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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