In order to realize the purpose described above, four topical foci were identified for the initial working group. These are:
a) Momentum transport
b) Non-locality in transport
c) Edge turbulence and L-H transition
d) 3D effects on transport physics
Background of the Meeting
The Transport Task Force started during 1988-89 in the United State and it has fostered and guided work on plasma turbulence and transport. 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 turbulence and transport 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 15 October 2011 during the Daejeon IAEA conference. Present at the meeting were K. Ida, NIFS; M. Yagi, Kyushu-Univ./JAEA; L. Yan and J. 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.