In recent years tokamak experiments and modelling have increasingly indicated that the interaction between suprathermal (fast) ions and thermal plasma can lead to a reduction of turbulence and an improvement of confinement. The regimes in which this stabilization occurs are relevant to burning plasmas, and their understanding will inform reactor scenario optimization. This review summarizes observations, simulations, theoretical understanding, and open questions on this emerging topic.
Overview of tokamak turbulence stabilization by fast ions
Citrin J.; Mantica P.
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|TITLE||Implementation of activities described in the Roadmap to Fusion during Horizon 2020 through a Joint programme of the members of the EUROfusion consortium|