Symmetry-breaking induced transport in the vicinity of a magnetic island

K. C. Shaing

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It is shown that in the vicinity of a magnetic island, the symmetry of the equilibrium magnetic-field strength B is broken due to the finite width of the islands. The magnitude of this broken symmetry is of the order of (δB/B)1/2, where δB is the perturbed magnetic-field strength. This leads to enhanced plasma transport. The symmetry-breaking induced-transport flux in tokamaks with islands is calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245003-1-245003-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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