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Abstract

The continuous spectrum of an anisotropic and axisymmetric toroidal plasma is investigated using the double adiabatic theory. The continuum is given by an eigenvalue problem of a fourth order system of ordinary differential equations. In contrast to the magnetohydrodynamic continuum the double adiabatic continuum may become unstable. The stability depends upon the parallel and perpendicular pressure distributions along the field lines. In absence of a toroidal magnetic field, the fourth order system decouples into two second order differential equations for which specific stability criteria are derived.

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Authors: HELLSTEN T, ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN);SCHEFFEL J ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN)
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO DEPARTMENT OF PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION RESEARCH, ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, S-100 44 STOCKHOLM (SWEDEN), MENTIONING REPORT TRITA-PFU-83-09, 1983
Record Number: 1989122052900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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