A stochastic differential equation for intermittent plasma density dynamics in magnetic fusion edge plasma is derived, which is consistent with the experimentally measured gamma distribution and the theoretically expected quadratic nonlinearity. The plasma density is driven by a multiplicative Wiener process and evolves on the turbulence correlation time scale, while the linear growth is quadratically damped by the fluctuation level. The sensitivity of intermittency to the nonlinear dynamics is investigated by analyzing the nonlinear Langevin representation of the beta process, which leads to a root-square nonlinearity.
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Letter| January 23 2013
Derivation of stochastic differential equations for scrape-off layer plasma fluctuations from experimentally measured statistics
A. Mekkaoui; Derivation of stochastic differential equations for scrape-off layer plasma fluctuations from experimentally measured statistics. Phys. Plasmas 1 January 2013; 20 (1): 010701. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4789453
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