The role of B.B. Kadomtsev’s ideas in shaping the current understanding of turbulent transport
Institute of Tokamak Physics, National Research Centre ‘Kurchatov Institute’, pl. akad. Kurchatova 1, Moscow, 123182, Russian Federation
B.B. Kadomtsev’s turbulence diffusion models are reviewed. Some of the current approaches to describing ’long range correlation’
effects are presented that are directly based on B.B. Kadomtsev’s ideas (diffusion renormalization of quasilinear equations, the
percolation approach to strong turbulence, stochastic instability and the transverse diffusion of plasma particles as factors affecting
transport in a ’braided’ magnetic field). It is shown that B.B. Kadomtsev’s analytical methods have a large heuristic power and will
undoubtedly influence the further development of turbulent transport theory.