Tokamak equilibria with. beta. close to 1 [electronic resource].
- Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1977.
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- Pages: 14 : digital, PDF file
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- United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- Equilibrium calculations have been done for a High-Beta Tokamak experiment, that has been under consideration in Los Alamos. The geometry studied was that of a torus with a major radius R/sub 0/ of 30 cm and a racetrack-shaped minor cross section of a height of 48 cm and a width of 24 cm. A metal shell around the discharge vessel keeps the magnetic surfaces closed and inside the vessel so that force-free currents can flow along the field lines. Results showing equilibria at very high beta have been obtained with a computer program. It appears that the beta limit for equilibrium has disappeared and that the force-free currents and the elongation of the minor cross section allow equilibria with a beta close to 1 at a small shift of the magnetic axis. There is a strong relation between these pinch-like equilibria and the Flux Conserving Tokamak (F.C.T.).
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High-beta theory workshop, Varenna, Como, Italy, Sep 1977.
Mann, L.W.; Van der Lann, P.C.T.
Los Alamos Scientific Lab., N.Mex. (USA)
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