Parallel heat transport in reverse shear magnetic fields

Math Physics Seminar
Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
University of Texas
I will discuss local and nonlocal anisotropic heat transport along magnetic  field lines in a tokamak, a device used to confine plasma undergoing fusion.  I will give computational results that relate certain dynamical features of the magnetic field, e.g. resonance islands, chaotic regions, transport barriers, etc. to the asymptotic temperature profiles for heat transport along the magnetic field lines.