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The role of B.B. Kadomtsev’s ideas in shaping the current understanding of turbulent transport

Institute ofTokamak 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.

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PACS: 05.40.−a, 47.27.−i, 47.53.+n (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0183.201311f.1237
Citation: Bakunin O G "The role of B.B. Kadomtsev's ideas in shaping the current understanding of turbulent transport" Phys. Usp. 56 1132–1149 (2013)
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T1 The role of B.B. Kadomtsev's ideas in shaping the current understanding of turbulent transport
A1 Bakunin,O.G.
PB Physics-Uspekhi
PY 2013
FD 10 Nov, 2013
JF Physics-Uspekhi
JO Phys. Usp.
VO 56
IS 11
SP 1132-1149
DO 10.3367/UFNe.0183.201311f.1237

Received: 15th, September 2013, revised: 14th, October 2013, 19th, September 2013

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