Turbulence in Fusion Plasmas

Anne White


Tuesday, January 12, 2016



IAP Seminars

On the path to achieving practical fusion energy, turbulence in the plasma fuel is a significant puzzle. Turbulence represents the principal heat loss mechanism in magnetically confined plasmas; understanding it is critical for future progress. While similar in many ways to ordinary fluid turbulence, in plasmas turbulence has characteristics that make it a unique and important physical phenomenon.