On the statistical mechanics of self-organized profiles

Medvedev, M.V.; Diamond, P.H.
October 1996
Physics of Plasmas;Oct96, Vol. 3 Issue 10, p3745
Academic Journal
Analyzes the radial structure of tokamak profiles determined by anomalous transport elucidated by studying the statistical mechanics of a sand pile automation for which the toppling conditions depend on local gradient. Markovian nature of the sand pile dynamics; Spatial profiles obtained from calculated expectation values of the local gradient; Local gradient probability distribution function.


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