Tearing-mode stability of a forming Spheromak plasma [electronic resource].
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University, 1981.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 18 : digital, PDF file
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United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The results of numerical calculations of ..delta..' for a class of equilibria typical of those encountered during the early formation stage of the S1 Spheromak are presented. The equilibrium plasma is assumed to be cylindrically symmetric and pressureless. It encloses a current carrying perfect conductor (flux core) and is surrounded by a vacuum with zero longitudinal field. Stability boundaries in the space formed by the equilibrium parameters are mapped. The plasma is tearing mode stable provided B/sub z//B/sub theta/ at the flux core is below a certain critical value which depends on the equilibrium parameters. For typical equilibria, this critical value is 0.65.
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Chance, M.S.; Heidbrink, W.W.; Jardin, S.C.
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