The dynamics of secondary fluctuations with poloidal long wavelength and low frequency in electron-temperature-gradient (ETG) turbulence saturation is considered in sheared slab geometry. A simplified modeling analysis shows that this kind of large-scale structure including streamers may saturate primary ETG instability through poloidal mode coupling. Spectral analyses in three-dimensional ETG simulations clearly exhibit the secondary excitation and the probable relevancy to ETG saturation. The result may implicate a lower fluctuation level in ETG turbulence.
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