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Abstract

It is shown that start-up scenarios for highly elongated tokamaks can be found such that all intermediate states are stable against axisymmetric, ideal MHD modes. These scenarios are characterized by broad current profiles (FWHM about 80% of the horizontal plasma diameter) and close lateral walls (plasma-wall distance less than 25% of the horizontal minor radium.

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Authors: HOFMANN F, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);MARCUS F B, CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND);TURNBULL A D CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND), CENTRE DE RECHERCHES EN PHYSIQUE DES PLASMAS, ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND)
Bibliographic Reference: 12TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON CONTROLLED FUSION AND PLASMA PHYSICS, BUDAPEST (HUNGARY), SEPT. 2-6, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32034 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123097300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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