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Effect of turbulence spreading on subcritical turbulence in inhomogeneous plasmas

  • Author(s): Itoh, K
  • Itoh, SI
  • Hahm, TS
  • Diamond, PH
  • et al.

The influence of the turbulence spreading is studied on the self-sustained turbulence which is induced by the subcritical instability. It is found that there is a minimum system size that can sustain the self-sustained turbulence, and an analytic formula is derived. The generalization of the Maxwell's construction rule is also derived. ©2005 The Physical Society of Japan.

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