Heat transport in the quasi-single-helicity islands of EXTRAP T2R

Frassinetti, L.; Brunsell, P. R.; Drake, J.
March 2009
Physics of Plasmas;Mar2009, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p032503
Academic Journal
The heat transport inside the magnetic island generated in a quasi-single-helicity regime of a reversed-field pinch device is studied by using a numerical code that simulates the electron temperature and the soft x-ray emissivity. The heat diffusivity χe inside the island is determined by matching the simulated signals with the experimental ones. Inside the island, χe turns out to be from one to two orders of magnitude lower than the diffusivity in the surrounding plasma, where the magnetic field is stochastic. Furthermore, the heat transport properties inside the island are studied in correlation with the plasma current and with the amplitude of the magnetic fluctuations.


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