Anomalous Transport Theory for the Reversed Field Pinch, P.W. Terry, C.C. Hegna, C.R. Sovinec, N. Mattor, S.C. Prager, B.A. Carreras, P.H. Diamond, C.G. Gimblett, D.D. Schnack, A. Thyagaraja, and A.S. Ware, Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion Research 1996, in press.
Physically motivated transport models with predictive capabilities and significance beyond the reversed field pinch (RFP) are presented. It is shown that the ambipolar constrained electron heat loss observed in MST can be quantitatively modeled by taking account of the clumping in parallel streaming electrons and the resultant self-consistent interaction with collective modes; that the discrete dynamo process is a relaxation oscillation whose dependence on the tearing instability and profile relaxation physics leads to amplitude and period scaling predictions consistent with experiment; that the Lundquist number scaling in relaxed plasmas driven by magnetic turbulence has a weak S-1/4 scaling; and that radial E´B shear flow can lead to large reductions in the edge particle flux with little change in the heat flux, as observed in the RFP and tokamak.