Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics
Turbulent transport in tokamak plasmas: The link from theory to experiment and from microscopic to macroscopic
SummaryIn the high temperature plasmas of tokamak fusion devices, the radial transport is produced by micro-turbulence, at ion and electron Larmor radius scales. An essential element of the physical understanding of the turbulent transport is the identification of the relationship between theoretically predicted turbulent transport mechanisms and the macroscopically observed behaviors of the plasma profiles. The main results of this theoretical and experimental research performed at the Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik are presented.