|approved||magnetic_reconnection_sustained_.pdf||2018-02-28 13:23:18||Bruno Coppi|
Author: Renato Gatto
Requested Type: Pre-Selected Invited
Submitted: 2018-02-28 13:22:13
Co-authors: B. Coppi
Università la Sapienza
Palazzo Baleani, Corso Vittori
Endogenous modes associated with a finite electron temperature gradient can be sustained by the electron temperature heating rate due to the charged reaction products in a fusion burning plasma . In this case, the longitudinal thermal conductivity on selected rational magnetic surfaces  is decreased, relative to its collisional value, by the effects of reconnection. If the relevant decrease is significant rational magnetic surfaces can acquire a favorite role in the process of plasma heating by fusion reaction products.
*Supported in part by the U.S. DOE.
 B. Coppi, et al., Nucl. Fusion, 55, 053011 (2015).