Zonal flow in toroidal ion temperature gradient mode turbulence
2007 (English)In: Journal of Plasma Physics, ISSN 0022-3778, E-ISSN 1469-7807, Vol. 73, no 4, 565-573 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The properties of zonal flows in the toroidal ion temperature gradient mode turbulence are investigated taking into account the polarization drift effects. The stability criterion and the characteristic oscillation frequency of the zonal flow are determined in terms of the spectra of turbulent fluctuations. The nonlinear evolution of zonal flows may lead to the formation of stationary long-lived coherent structures supporting stationary shear layers. These results indicate the existence of regions with reduced levels of anomalous transport attributed to zonal flows generalizing previous findings regarding zonal flows in electron drift turbulence.
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2007. Vol. 73, no 4, 565-573 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-13983DOI: 10.1017/S0022377806004831ISI: 000248398500012OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-13983DiVA: diva2:41753