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Experimental observation of the non-diffusive avalanche-like electron heat transport events and their dynamical interaction with the shear flow structure

  • Choi, Minjun J.
  • Jhang, Hogun
  • Kwon, Jae-Min
  • Chung, Jinil
  • Woo, Minho
  • Qi, Lei
  • Ko, Sehoon
  • Hahm, Taik-Soo
  • Park, Hyeon K.
  • Kim, Hyun-Seok
  • Kang, Jisung
  • Lee, Jaehyun
  • Kim, Minwoo
  • Yun, Gunsu S.
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2019
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We present experimental observations suggesting that non-diffusive avalanche-like transport events are a prevalent and universal process in the electron heat transport of tokamak plasmas. They are observed in the low confinement mode and the weak internal transport barrier plasmas in the absence of magnetohydrodynamic instabilities. In addition, the electron temperature profile corrugation, which indicates the existence of the E x B shear flow layers, is clearly demonstrated as well as their dynamical interaction with the avalanche-like events. The measured width of the profile corrugation is around 45(rho i), implying the mesoscale nature of the structure. / 1 / N

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