Experimental observations and modelling of intrinsic rotation reversals in tokamaks

The progress made in understanding spontaneous toroidal rotation reversals in tokamaks is reviewed and current ideas to solve this ten-year-old puzzle are explored. The paper includes a summarial synthesis of the experimental observations in AUG, C-Mod, KSTAR, MAST and TCV tokamaks, reasons why turbulent momentum transport is thought to be responsible for the reversals, a review of the theory of turbulent momentum transport and suggestions for future investigations.


Published in:
Plasma Physics And Controlled Fusion, 59, 3, 034001
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Bristol, Iop Publishing Ltd
ISSN:
0741-3335
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