RESISTIVE SPECTRUM OF CONFIGURATIONS WITHOUT MAGNETIC SHEAR
The problem of determining the normal modes of a slightly resistive, incompressible plasma slab with unidirectional fields is reduced to quadratures. The eigenfrequencies are on a system of curves in the stable part of the complex plane which are independent of the resistivity eta. For finite wave number the distance from the tip of the ideal Alfven continuum of the nearest eigenvalue is 0 (eta**1/3-). The first correction to this is 0(1/ / 1n eta / ), which thus only becomes small for unrealistically small values of eta. Including this logarithmic correction yields quantitative agreement with numerical computations.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO MAX-PLANCK-INSTITUT FUER PLASMAPHYSIK, 8046 GARCHING BEI MUENCHEN (GERMANY), MENTIONING REPORT IPP 6/242, 1984
Record Number: 1989123024400 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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