Journal article

On the statistics and features of turbulent structures in RFX-mod

An extensive statistical characterization of the electromagnetic turbulence in the edge region of RFX-mod, operated as a tokamak and as a Reversed Field Pinch, is presented. Striking similarity are observed on the intermittent character of the electrostatic turbulence between the two configurations whereas the difference between magnetic turbulence is likely to be imputed to the different beta value of the two configurations. Blobs are characterized in terms of their spatial structure, the associated enstrophy and energy and the mechanism of energy and enstrophy transfer between intermittent fluctuation at different scales is addressed.


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