Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Applicant / Contact person Kiviniemi, Timo
Organisation Aalto University
Project title Cyclokinetic edge turbulence in tokamak plasmas
Decision No. 316088
Decision date 18.06.2018
Funding period 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2022
Funding 554 617
Project description
Fusion energy is a promising future energy source. One major issue in developing a commercial fusion power plant is the degradation of plasma confinement due to turbulent transport. Turbulence and turbulent transport have been a challenging interdisciplinary problem with broad interest in science. Especially challenging is the simulation of edge turbulence in tokamaks including open field lines and fluctuation levels approaching mean values as the conventional turbulence theories are not anymore valid. In the present project we are aiming to investigate the limits of present day gyrokinetic theory for flows and fluctuation levels relevant for future fusion devices.