Large-scale, fully three-dimensional particle simulations have been carried out for the collisionless drift instabilities in a cylindrical geometry. It is found that nonlinear excitation of convective cells (=0, k=0) due to drift instabilities gives rise to enhanced turbulence and anomalous plasma diffusion. The observed power spectra have resemblance with the recent measurements in toroidal devices.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)