1 Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark2 Plasma Physics and Technology Programme, Risø National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, Technical University of Denmark3 unknown4 Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark
The effect of sheared poloidal flow on the toroidal branch of the ion temperature gradient driven mode of magnetized nonuniform plasma is studied. A novel "nonmodal" calculation is used to analyze the problem. It is shown that the transverse shear flow considerably reduced the growth of the instability. A small but finite amount of viscosity and/or diffusion enhanced the stabilization process. (C) 2005 American Institute of Physics.