Excitation of Zonal Flows by Ion temperature gradient Modes excited by the Fluid Resonance
Journal article, 2015

We apply the Reductive perturbation method to the simple electrostatic ITG mode in an advanced fluid description. The fluid resonance turns out to play a dominant role for the excitation of zonal flows. This is the mechanism recently found to lead to the L-H transition and to the nonlinear Dimit’s upshift. It is important that we have here taken the nonlinear temperature dynamics from the Reynolds stress as the convected diamagnetic flow. This has turned out to be the most relevant effect as found in transport siumulations of the L-H transition, internal transport barriers and Dimits shift. This is the first time that an analytical method is applied to a system which numerically has been found to give the right experimental dynamics.

Zonal flow


G.Q. Wang

China Academy of Engineering Physics

Chinese Academy of Sciences

J. Ma

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Jan Weiland

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Nuclear Engineering

A. Zagorodny

Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics Nasu

Chinese Physics Letters

0256-307X (ISSN) 1741-3540 (eISSN)

Vol. 32 11 115201- 115201

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

Areas of Advance



Basic sciences



More information

Latest update