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Abstract

To study nonlinear saturated MHD instabilities, a previously proposed exact representation of MHD by scalar functions is generalised to arbitrary non-orthogonal coordinates. A system of reduced equations is derived for the case of helical symmetry. Using this reduced system, the bifurcation of stationary nonlinear solutions of the kink type from a cylindrical plasma equilibrium is studied.

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Authors: MORROS TOSAS J, CEA, Département de Recherches sur La Fusion Contrôlée, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR);MASCHKE E K, CEA, Département de Recherches sur La Fusion Contrôlée, Centre d'Etudes Nucléaires de Cadarache, Saint-Paul-lez-Durance (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol. 31 (1989), No. 4, pp. 549-561
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