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Explaining Cold-Pulse Dynamics in Tokamak Plasmas Using Local Turbulent Transport Models

Overview of attention for article published in Physical Review Letters, February 2018
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Title
Explaining Cold-Pulse Dynamics in Tokamak Plasmas Using Local Turbulent Transport Models
Published in
Physical Review Letters, February 2018
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.120.075001
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Authors

P. Rodriguez-Fernandez, A. E. White, N. T. Howard, B. A. Grierson, G. M. Staebler, J. E. Rice, X. Yuan, N. M. Cao, A. J. Creely, M. J. Greenwald, A. E. Hubbard, J. W. Hughes, J. H. Irby, F. Sciortino

Abstract

A long-standing enigma in plasma transport has been resolved by modeling of cold-pulse experiments conducted on the Alcator C-Mod tokamak. Controlled edge cooling of fusion plasmas triggers core electron heating on time scales faster than an energy confinement time, which has long been interpreted as strong evidence of nonlocal transport. This Letter shows that the steady-state profiles, the cold-pulse rise time, and disappearance at higher density as measured in these experiments are successfully captured by a recent local quasilinear turbulent transport model, demonstrating that the existence of nonlocal transport phenomena is not necessary for explaining the behavior and time scales of cold-pulse experiments in tokamak plasmas.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 37%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 26%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 11%
Student > Master 1 4%
Unknown 6 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 16 59%
Energy 2 7%
Computer Science 1 4%
Engineering 1 4%
Unknown 7 26%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 42. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 02 December 2019.
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