HELICAL RECONNECTIONS OF THE REVERSED FIELD PINCH
A model of helical reconnection of magnetic surfaces, originally proposed a as mechanism for Tokamak internal disruptions, is applied to more general diffuse pinch configurations, particularly the Reversed Field Pinch. A number of new phenomena are predicted. Notably it is shown that inverse reconnections, proceeding in a direction opposite to that previously considered, are expected. These can give rise to self-reversal of the toroidal field leading to axisymmetric reversed field states, either by a complete reconnection of the magnetic axis or by an incomplete reconnection of limited radial extent, not reconnecting the inner surfaces.
Bibliographic Reference: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, VOL. 26 (1984), NO. 3, PP. 539-552
Record Number: 1989123063100 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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