Electromagnetic effects on toroidal momentum transport

Mahmood, M. Ansar; Eriksson, A.; Weiland, J.
December 2010
Physics of Plasmas;Dec2010, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p122310
Academic Journal
A parametric study of electromagnetic effects on toroidal momentum transport has been performed. The work is based on a new version of the Weiland model where symmetry breaking toroidicity effects derived from the stress tensor have been taken into account. The model includes a self-consistent calculation of the toroidal momentum diffusivity, which contains both diagonal and off-diagonal contributions to the momentum flux. It is found that electromagnetic effects considerably increase the toroidal momentum pinch. They are sometimes strong enough to make the total toroidal momentum flux inward.


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