Application of plasma physics constraints to confinement data

@article{Christiansen1991ApplicationOP,
  title={Application of plasma physics constraints to confinement data},
  author={J. P. Christiansen and J. G. Cordey and O. Kardaun and Knud Thomsen},
  journal={Nuclear Fusion},
  year={1991},
  volume={31},
  pages={2117 - 2129}
}
A subset of the ITER L-mode and H-mode confinement data is tested against the constraints imposed by various theoretical models for thermal plasma transport. Matrix algebra is used to facilitate such tests. A new result obtained is that the fundamental constraint imposed by the high-β collisional Fokker-Planck equation (Kadomtsev) is satisfied by the data. An additional constraint on the characteristic scale length associated with thermal diffusion can also be satisfied by the data… 
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