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Title: Long-range spatial correlations in the turbulent edge plasma of the L-2M stellarator

Long-range spatial correlations in the turbulent plasma of the L-2M stellarator were revealed experimentally, and their relation to the geometry of magnetic surfaces was analyzed (Plasma Phys. Control. Fusion 50, 045001 (2008)). The operation modes of the facility in which fast transport transitions in plasma are possible were studied. Upon these transitions, the turbulence level is found to decrease substantially. It is shown that long-range spatial correlations are typical of relatively narrow frequency ranges. In particular, before a transport transition, such frequency ranges are f ∼ 30–40 kHz and f ∼ 1–3 kHz. After the transition, long-range spatial correlations in the frequency range of f ∼ 30–40 kHz disappear due to a significant decrease in the turbulence level in this frequency range. At the same time, correlations in the low frequency range are retained and new correlations at frequencies of f ∼ 6-12 kHz occur. It is found that global electromagnetic oscillations in the frequency range of f ∼ 1–3 kHz are related to the m/n = 0/0 perturbation and its toroidal satellites (here, m and n are the poloidal and toroidal mode numbers, respectively). It is also shown that, after the transport transition, a three-dimensional localized electromagnetic mode atmore » the frequency of the geodesic acoustic mode governed by the average magnetic field curvature is excited. At higher frequencies typical of a geodesic acoustic mode related to the three-dimensional curvature of the magnetic field, no long-range spatial correlations were observed both before and after the transport transition.« less
Authors:
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  1. Russian Academy of Sciences, Prokhorov General Physics Institute (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22216091
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Plasma Physics Reports; Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; CONTROL; CORRELATIONS; GEOMETRY; KHZ RANGE; L-2 STELLARATOR; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC SURFACES; PERTURBATION THEORY; PLASMA; SATELLITES; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TRANSPORT THEORY; TURBULENCE