Evidence of non-local heat transport in JET plasmas
Paper in proceedings, 2018

The heat transport in a selected database of the JET ILW plasmas is analysed where a significant departure from the diffusive model is found. The findings show that the nature of the heat transport in these plasmas is non-local (super-diffusive), and a novel approach is proposed for defining the level of the non-locality (superdiffusivity) of the heat flux, and the corresponding transport coefficient. The new model is expected to improve the accuracy of simplified models used in transport studies of fusion plasmas.

Non-Gaussian distributions

Fractional transport model

Integrated Modeling


Johan Anderson

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment

Sara Moradi

Royal Military Academy

M Romanelli

Hyun-Tae Kim

JET contributors


U.S. Transport Task Force (TTF)
San Diego, USA,

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Probability Theory and Statistics

Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics

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