Turbulent Equipartition and Homogenization of Plasma Angular Momentum
Abstract
A physical model of turbulent equipartition (TEP) of plasma angular momentum is developed. We show that using a simple, model insensitive ansatz of conservation of total angular momentum, a TEP pinch of angular momentum can be obtained. We note that this term corresponds to a part of the pinch velocity previously calculated using quasilinear gyrokinetic theory. We observe that the nondiffusive TEP flux is inward, and therefore may explain the peakedness of the rotation profiles observed in certain experiments. Similar expressions for linear toroidal momentum and flow are computed and it is noted that there is an additional effect due the radial profile of moment of inertia density.
 Publication:

Physical Review Letters
 Pub Date:
 April 2008
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.135001
 Bibcode:
 2008PhRvL.100m5001G
 Keywords:

 52.35.Ra;
 Plasma turbulence