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Title: A reduced model for ion temperature gradient turbulent transport in helical plasmas

A novel reduced model for ion temperature gradient (ITG) turbulent transport in helical plasmas is presented. The model enables one to predict nonlinear gyrokinetic simulation results from linear gyrokinetic analyses. It is shown from nonlinear gyrokinetic simulations of the ITG turbulence in helical plasmas that the transport coefficient can be expressed as a function of the turbulent fluctuation level and the averaged zonal flow amplitude. Then, the reduced model for the turbulent ion heat diffusivity is derived by representing the nonlinear turbulent fluctuations and zonal flow amplitude in terms of the linear growth rate of the ITG instability and the linear response of the zonal flow potentials. It is confirmed that the reduced transport model is in a good agreement with nonlinear gyrokinetic simulation results for high ion temperature plasmas in the large helical device.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki, Gifu 509-5292 (Japan)
  2. (Japan)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22220598
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Plasmas; Journal Volume: 20; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; AMPLITUDES; ELECTRON TEMPERATURE; FLUCTUATIONS; ION TEMPERATURE; LHD DEVICE; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; PLASMA; PLASMA INSTABILITY; PLASMA SIMULATION; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; TRANSPORT THEORY