Tokamak Transport Studies Using Perturbation Analysis

TitleTokamak Transport Studies Using Perturbation Analysis
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsN.JL Cardozo, J.CM Dehaas, G.MD Hogeweij, J. Orourke, A.C.C. Sips, B.JD Tubbing
JournalPlasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Date PublishedNov
ISBN Number0741-3335

Studies of the transport properties of tokamak plasmas using perturbation analysis are discussed. The focus is on experiments with not too large perturbations, such as sawtooth induced heat and density pulse propagation, power modulation and oscillatory gas-puff experiments. The approximations made in the standard analysis of such experiments are made explicit and are discussed. References are given to papers that deal with specific aspects of the theory. Points of agreement as well as discrepancies between different experiments and gaps in the experimental data base are highlighted. The analysis of cross-coupling between electron thermal and particle transport using simultaneous measurements of heat and density pulses in JET is discussed, as an illustration of the potentiality to measure off-diagonal elements of the transport matrix in perturbative experiments.



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