Purpose of the Meeting
goal of the Transport Working Group is to work
together on understanding of the basic mechanisms
responsible for particle, momentum and energy
transports in magnetic confinement plasmas, and
ultimately, controlling of the transport processes.
It is important parts of the task to characterize
the specific features of the transport phenomena,
such as non-locality and non-diffusivity, and their
correlations with the spatial and temporal features
of fluctuations in core and edge regions of the
plasmas. The 3D effects on transport, which are
important and common in toroidal plasmas, are also
emphasized in this meeting.
Working group of the Meeting
order to realize the purpose described above and
keep continuity, five topical foci were identified
for the initial working group. These are:
b) Non-locality in transport
c) Edge turbulence and L-H transition
d) 3D effects on transport
Particle, momentum and heat pinches
Background of the Meeting
Transport Task Force started during 1988-89 in the
United State has fostered and guided works on plasma
turbulence and transport for more than twenty years.
In 1994, the European fusion community created a
similar task force which was inspired by the U.S.
organization. In alternate years, the meetings of
the US and EU TTFs are held jointly and every effort
is made to foster collaborations between the
research groups represented.
Based on the significant development of research
activities on plasma transport and turbulence in the
Asia-Pacific region, a formation of an Asia Pacific
Transport Working Group along the lines of the US-EU
Transport Task Force was discussed on October 15,
2010 during the IAEA FEC conference, Daejeon, Korea.
Present at the meeting were K. Ida, NIFS; M. Yagi,
Kyushu-Univ./JAEA; L.W. Yan and J.Q. Dong, SWIP; X.
Gao, ASIPP; J. Y. Kim, NFRI; T. S. Hahm, SNU and
PPPL; Y. S. Na, SNU; Liu Chen, IFTS, Zhejiang Univ.
and UCI; P. H. Diamond, NFRI and UCSD. Profs.
Diamond and Chen acted as advisors.
1st Asia Pacific Transport Working Group (APTWG)
held from June 14 to June 17, 2011, at the
National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), Japan,
with a great success. It was decided at the
Conference that the 2nd Asia Pacific
Transport Working Group (APTWG) International
Conference be held at Chengdu, China, in 2012.