Local potato-plateau transport fluxes and a unified plateau theory
Journal article, 2002
A local potato-plateau transport theory is presented. It is a nonradial averaged version of the original theory [Phys. Plasmas 4, 4331 (1997); 5, 953 (1998)]. The theory unifies conventional plateau theory and the potato-plateau theory. It is applicable at any radius. It is found that the ion heat conductivity is the same as that in the conventional theory in the region close to the magnetic axis. (C) 2002 American Institute of Physics.